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NEWSFLASH: Alex Waterhouse and Billy Ridal Free The Nose, El Capitan

Alex Waterhouse and Billy Ridal have successfully free climbed The Nose (5.14), El Capitan - arguably the most famous route in the world - and in doing so have become the first British pair to do so.

NEWS: Le Voyage, E10 7a, for Caro Ciavaldini

Caro Ciavaldini has made the second female ascent of Le Voyage, E10 7a, in Annot, France.

NEWS: New 9A boulder for Charles Albert

Charles Albert has made the first ascent of L'Ombre du Voyageur (The Traveler's Shadow), in Salève, Haute-Savoie, in the French Prealps. He has graded the boulder...
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La Sportiva's Alpine Tech Collection

La Sportiva's Alpine Tech range has been designed alongside Swiss Mountain Rescue and represents the pinnacle of their clothing collection. It's unashamedly technical!
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Join us for an unforgettable night at The Yawn Wall!

Bring the great outdoors inside this winter with novelty torchlight climbing, climbing games that will spark your competitive spirit, listen to inspiring talks with likeminded athletes who have surpassed their own comfort zones, stepped out of their preconceived boundaries and taken themselves on epic journeys and learnings they would like to share.

We'll sit around the campfire with hot chocolates telling stories of adventures which will leave you itching for more.

So much fun to be had, come and find out what else we have in store!

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COMPETITION: Win a Mountain Equipment Makalu Jacket!

Designed for year-round mountain use, utilising the latest PFC-free GORE-TEX product technology for waterproof, windproof and breathable protection. The newest additions to...

Photo of the Week
Matt about to chuck a brand new cam into the sea (punter)

Congratulations to Nicholas Livesey for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 162 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Great Chemistry

Ambitious objectives require the strongest bonds.

Nearly a decade ago, Patagonia and the GORE-TEX brand started toward an impossible goal: to remove perfluorinated chemicals, better known as PFCs and PFAS, from the waterproof fabrics in our outerwear without compromising performance resulting in an entirely new standard for technical shells. Like big-mountain objectives where there's always another, we won't quit until we remove all these chemicals from every element of our gear. Forever.

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