Craig Demartino


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Colorado, USA
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“Life is 10% Circumstances and 90% my Reaction."

After surviving a 100 foot groundfall that resulted in a fused back and neck as well as the amputation of his right leg, Craig returned to climbing with a new perspective.

e is the first amputee to climb El Capitan in under a day, lead the first All Disabled Ascent of El Capitan,and has climbed El Cap four times since his accident in 2002. He is a two time National Adaptive Climbing Champion, and a two time Bronze Medal winner in the Adaptive World Championships.

He travels, climbs and teaches adaptive climbing clinics all over the world.

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Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten mode...

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer year-round. We compare 10 options.

softshell montage test  © martin
softshell montage test  © martin

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Atom SL montage  © Dan Bailey
Atom SL montage  © Dan Bailey

Arc'teryx Atom SL Vest

This ultralight insulating layer probably weighs less than half your t-shirts, yet it packs a surprising punch in terms of warmth for...

Beta LT montage  © Goedon Lacey
Beta LT montage  © Goedon Lacey

Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

A simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious, says...

Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear
Top 10 products 2017 montage  © UKC Gear

Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the...


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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...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
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...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

Beta AR Thumb  © Arc'teryx
Beta AR Thumb  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket

Everything you need - nothing more! A mainstay in the Arc'teryx lineup since 2000, the Beta AR is the do everything, most versatile...

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy 2018  © Martin McKenna - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy 2018  © Martin McKenna - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2018

The seventh annual Arc'teryx Alpine Academy, which ran from Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th, drew to a close this weekend...

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

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