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Matilda Söderlund climbing The Elder Statesman 9a in Frankenjura The video of Swedish climber Matilda Söderlund redpointing The Elder Statesman in Frankenjura, Germany, her first 9a sports climb.

Hazel Findlay and Urban Uprising - The Climbing Academy Top UK climber Hazel Findlay recently joined climbing charity Urban Uprising to help run a session for kids at The Prop Store in Glasgow.

General Mountain Safety Tips for Hikers These general mountain safety tips will help hikers travel safely and be able to enjoy the sights more efficiently. This article covers what to bring and do beforehand.

Orco Valley climbing: two classic rock climbs up Sergent By Umberto Bado, Guide Alpine Torino. TOPO: Fessura della Disperazione + Camino Bernardi, Sergent, Valle Orco. TOPO: Via Locatelli, Sergent, Valle Orco. Full text search.

Mountain Biking on Snowdon With a good forecast and a day off, Huw and I headed up Snowdon yesterday on our bikes. It was a beautiful autumnal morning and I only wish I had taken the big camera instead of just the phone, but I probably wouldn’t have wished that whilst carrying it uphill.

REVIEW: MSR Zoic 2 Tent Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's full-on wet and windy weather.

IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup 2019: Xiamen - Report IFSC commentator Charlie Boscoe puts down his headset and reports on the IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup in Xiamen, China… To round out what has been a packed IFSC World Cup season we headed over to Asia for the 3rd time in 2019 for two Lead World Cups and the final Speed event of the year.

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2020 The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide. The competition is open to first-time competitors, as well as experienced competition climbers from categories Youth E to Youth A.

Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo win Lead World Cup 2019 Climbing competitions: the 2019 Lead World Cup was won yesterday in Xiamen, China, by Adam Ondra demo the Czech Republic and Chaehyun Seo from South Korea. Both won the penultimate stage, while Taisei Homma and Akiyo Noguchi took silver and Tomoa Narasaki and Jain Kim took bronze.

Geronimo up Torre Spinotti, new rock climb in Italy's Carnic Alps Czech alpinist Michal Coubal and his daughter Anna Coubalová have established Geronimo, a new multi-pitch climb up the West Face of Torre Spinotti in the Carnic Alps, Italy.

An Teallach wandering a few tips? Navigation and low level ice - winter ridge walking. The Scottish Mountain Trust and path repair? Yesterday on the way back from the Munro's on An Teallach I met my mate Ray and we had a wander over the neglected land to the West of the main path. When you leave the beleach you just head over to the high ground. It's a lovely area and a place I would take the new members of Mountain Rescue team members navigating.

Win an Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and perform as a self-regulating mid layer for a variety of high output activities. Breathable insulation means excess heat and moisture can pass through the combination of air permeable fabrics and insulation.

PRESS RELEASE: The North Face FUTURELIGHT - The Technology behind the Innovation The North Face changed the future of the outerwear industry with the unveiling of FUTURELIGHT jackets, pants, and bibs in its Summit Series, Steep Series and Flight Series collections. Developed using innovative nanospinning technology, FUTURELIGHT will offer first of its kind breathable, waterproof protection.

Katherine Choong climbs Jungfraumarathon Swiss climber Katherine Choong has climbed Jungfraumarathon, her second 9a. The route is at Gimmelwald, hidden between the snowy peaks of the Jungfrau region and has an extensive selection of sport climbing. The route is very overhanging, ranging from 35-45 degrees and only 20m long, so packs a mighty punch.

Early Start for An Teallach I was away at 0500 I wanted an early start the forecast was mixed for the day. My Mountaineering Club were on a Bus Meet to An Teallach but I needed a day on my own after a sad week where we lost another friend Sarah. She was with me in the Mountain Rescue as a young lass so full of fun and loved the mountains.

258 - Bob Scott's Bothy May 2019, and Chris and I were steadily working through my 'bothy walks' wish-list. Shenavall in Wester Ross had been all I had hoped for, a lovely bothy in a magnificent setting, and the delightful Ryvoan in the Cairngorms didn't disappoint either.

Recap and Photo Gallery: IFSC Xiamen World Cup 2019-Lead and Speed The rivalry of Janja Garnbret and Chaehyun Seo continues, Ondra's flawless lead season, and US athletes reach finals.

Lead World Cup 2019 - Xiamen Live Xiamen in China is currently hosting the 5th stage of th Lead World Cup 2019. The finals will be in live streaming at 12:45 CET.

Maybe a selfish day? Today I should be out with my Mountaineering Club on a Bus meet to Dundonnell. I decided not to go out as I am needing a day out on my own. Selfish ? Safety note. I will leave early and head North I am not sure how far I will get but need the time out.

Charlotte Durif, Josh Larson soar up Vuelo del Condor up Kuntur Sayana in Peru French climber Charlotte Durif and American climbing partner Josh Larson have established Vuelo del Condo, an interesting new multi-pitch sports climb in Peru.

Milestone Buttress and Tryfan Bach No where near as wet a day as I was expecting but it’s been pretty damp none the less. Chris, Jamie and me took scrambling as a bit of a substitute over rock climbing today taking in two of Snowdonia’s most readily accessible grade 3 scrambles. Tryfan’s Milestone Buttress Scramble and Little Tryfan.

Cairngorm Winter Skills Courses for 2020 Cairngorm Guides and Talisman Mountaineering's photo and video blog, featuring regular winter condition reports for walkers, climber and skiers.

Win Leatherman FREE P4 Multipurpose Pliers After 35 years of evolving, adapting, and pushing the limits, we challenged ourselves to unknow what a multipurpose tool can be. Redesigned end-to-end, Leatherman FREE is built to turn any obstacle into an opportunity to save the day.

A bit more on the Wessex crash on Ben More. The kindness as always of the local folk. Thank you for all the comments yesterday on part of the story of the loss of Harry Lawrie on the Ben More Wessex crash in 1987. I still feel it's worth passing on these stories before many forget them. It is also important to pass on the lessons learned.

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