Charlie Woodburn


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Charlie is an extremely gifted climber, endlessly enthusiastic and eclectic in his taste. Trad climbing is where his heart lies, but he has also excelled in many different aspects of the climbing game.  

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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...

DMM Raptor montage  © Dan Bailey
DMM Raptor montage  © Dan Bailey

DMM Raptor Ice Axe

A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head against its original ancestor. How has it changed over the last 18 years?

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.

packs group test montage  © UKC Gear
packs group test montage  © UKC Gear

35-45 Litre Packs

For all-round climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking, 35-45 litres is a versatile size of pack. From alpine and winter-oriented models to...

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...

Viv Scott testing the DMM Apex axes at Sector Ecosse, Argentiere, Chamonix  © Jack Geldard
Viv Scott testing the DMM Apex axes at Sector Ecosse, Argentiere, Chamonix  © Jack Geldard

NEW DMM Apex and Fly Ice Axes

Viv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel...

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...


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OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

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...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are engineered for strength and reliability so they won't let you down when it really counts. The range consists of five tools.

OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear
OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on...

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...

OutDoor 2017 Top 10 thumb  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2017 Top 10 thumb  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2017 - Our Top 10 Products

We are just back from the OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We'll be releasing full show reports soon, but to kick things...

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...