Alex Mason


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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Alex Mason is the Manager of Beacon Climbing Centre, a routesetter and one of the country's top trad climbers with ascents up to E8/9. 


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...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

gift guide montage  © UKC Gear
gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear
harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

All Round Harnesses

Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test team has put ten all-round harnesses through their paces.

Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear
Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to...

Testing the Therm-a-rest Prolite Plus Women's Camping Mat  © Sarah Stirling
Testing the Therm-a-rest Prolite Plus Women's Camping Mat  © Sarah Stirling

Camping Mats

This month, the UKC/UKH Team have mostly been testing camping mats. Everyone was looking for something different: Alan wanted a super...

Jack Geldard guiding at Tremadog in poor weather  © Jack Geldard
Jack Geldard guiding at Tremadog in poor weather  © Jack Geldard

360 Helmet from Wild Country

UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes the 360 helmet for a spin and - he likes it! "...this one doesn't look like a washing up...

The Wild Country helmet  © Wild Country
The Wild Country helmet  © Wild Country

Wild Country Helmets

Wild Country have come up with a radical new helmet design aimed at providing the cross-season climber with one do-it-all...


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OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot
Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot

Friendly Foot Shoe Spray Disinfectant and Deodoriser

Finally a shoe deodorizer spray that is friendly to your feet , skin and the environment, yet still 100% effective in eliminating bacteria and fungus that cause odor!  Colloidal Silver, a killer of bacteria combined with four...

Old Gear  © Beacon Climbing
Old Gear  © Beacon Climbing

The Climbing Gear Revolution: Saturday 9th March.

Tim Jepson, Peter Holden and DMM, in conjunction with Beacon Climbing Centre, present: The Climbing Gear Revolution – a celebration of the early development of climbing hardware and the important role that North Wales played in that...

Offices at Beacon Climbing Centre from £189pcm

Looking for some office space in North Wales? We now have various options available to rent at Beacon...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some...

Best of Fred 2016 montage  © UKC Gear
Best of Fred 2016 montage  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2016 - Our Top 10 Products

The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force...