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Crack climbing - Mastering the skills and techniques with Pete Whittaker Now, after making the first ascent of the stunning Millennium Arch in Canyonlands and repeating the likes of Cobra Crack in Squamish, Canada and Recovery Drink in Jøssingfjord, Norway, Whittaker has condensed all his experience into a unique crack climbing manual entitled Crack climbing - Mastering the skills.

10 Dec 1942 - The incredible tale of a Survivor from a plane crash high on Geal Charn near Beinn Alder. I have always loved the Beinn Alder area it means so much to me. It was a big testing ground for me in my life in the Mountains. It's remote has some superb mountains and I enjoyed some great days in this area. I survived a big Avalanche in 1972 on Lancet Edge with a party of 4 RAF Kinloss team members.

JOBS: General Manager - The Climbing Hangar Liverpool We're looking for an ambitious, high energy General Manager to lead our flagship Liverpool climbing centre as we take centre stage in one of the UK's fastest growing lifestyle sports.

First Youth Ski Mountaineering Olympics Debuts in 2020 Bank in 2017, we announced the inclusion of ski mountaineering in the Winter Olympic Games. At the time, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board announced that they would be including ski mountaineering in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games - Lausanne.

Karoline Sinnhuber highballs hard in Austria's Zillertal Austrian climber Karoline Sinnhuber has climbed Knockin' on heavens door, an 8A+ highball boulder problem in the Zillertal.

Win your choice of a Berghaus Ramche Mtn Reflect or Ronnas Reflect Berghaus has an extensive range of insulated clothing lined up for winter adventures in the mountains. At the heart of the range are jackets that feature water resistant Hydrodown, with a PFC-free Nikwax DWR treatment, allowing the down to continue performing for at least 16 hours even when it gets wet.

International Olympic Committee launches Mountain Protection Group The International Olympic Committee has announced the launch of The Mountain Summit, a group of sporting organisations linked to mountain activities who are committed to protecting the mountain environment. The project will be run in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme and its Mountain Heroes campaign.

The Top 5 Rules for Effective Goal-Setting Jonathan Siegrist shares five simple ways to avoid plateaus while tracking your goals and encouraging steady progress.

BMC office: Christmas and New Year closure The BMC office closes for Christmas and New Year at 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020. For information about BMC Travel Insurance during the holiday period, read on. Members looking to get BMC Travel Insurance for a last-minute getaway can do this online when the office is closed.

Summit Roundtable Podcast: Remembering Brad Gobright, Nose Ascents, Olympic Updates, and More The Climbing Staff discusses recent climbing news. Plus, we share our recent highlights, and play a game of Guess That Gram.

International Mountain Day. Thanks for the memories. Today is the International Mountain Day. I have loved mountains all my life. I was lucky to be introduced to mountains at an early age. My Mum and Dad loved the hills and taught me to love them as well, thanks. I was also lucky to join the RAF Mountain Rescue Team and get out most weekends.

Brenta Dolomites, Sfulmini Ski by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle Luca Dallavalle reports about his Sunday 8 ski descent with his brother Roberto down a bold line on the west fece of Sfulmini in the Brenta Dolomites, between Torre di Brenta and Campanile Alto.

Ski Week in Chamonix I am out in Chamonix this week with my good friend Bryn. We are making the most of some early season snowfall to warm up for winter and get some early off-piste skiing done. We arrived late Monday night and knew we had struck lucky when we struggled to get the hire car to Argentierre…

Festive opening times 2019 Are you coming for a Christmas climb? If you are jealous of all those people who usually get to go climbing during the day, why not make the most of annual leave by popping in for an extra climb.

PRODUCT NEWS: Christmas gifts from EDELRID Since you're unable to buy the climber in your life what they really want…decent weather. We thought we'd suggest the next best thing! Have a read below for some gift ideas from EDELRID. We thought we'd feature a variety of products at a variety of different price points.

Mon 9th Dec - Kentmere Horseshoe A 3.5hr steady plod with Dad around this famous and stunning route. About 20km, 1200m elevation. A bluebird winter day with fresh and sometimes strong north-northwesterly winds dropping the temperatures down, but out of the wind the sun was warm. Lots of people out enjoying the fells.

Ski mountaineering: The expert view Commonly known as “skimo”, ski mountaineering seems almost a polar opposite of conventional Alpine skiing. While most skiers are used to hurtling.

Pineapple Express: Inside the First Ascent of an All-Free El Capitan 5.13 Sonnie Trotter takes you inside his labor of love on the FA of a new El Capitan VI 5.13 testpiece.

Ready to Rock: Outdoor days 2020 Ready to Rock courses are designed to help indoor climbers make their first moves onto rock by having a fun day out as well as covering the use of some key skills and equipment. To take advantage of what is on offer you will need to have been climbing indoors a few times already.

Review: Metolius Wildlife Chalk Bags Aside from being stylish, the Metolius Wildlife Chalk Bags are highly functional and durable.

Jérémie Heitz and La Liste: Everything or Nothing Hence the name of the documentary, La Liste. This project is now being followed up by La Liste: Everything or Nothing, which sees Heitz team up with Anthamatten once again to leave their tracks not in the Alps, but on some of the most unforgiving 6000m peaks in the Himalaya, Karakorum and Andes.

Masters of Stone raise 10,000 euros for Climbers against Cancer The comp unfolded in from of 600-strong crowd tightly packed into the E4 climbing gym, and was streamed live to more than 40,000 people online. The competition was won by Jessica Pilz and Alma Bestvater who placed joint-first after having flashed 3 of the 4 blocks, while Kazbekova styled for third.

Which political parties have the outdoors at heart in the General Election 2019? We've pulled together the promises on issues affecting the outdoors and the climate crisis from the main party manifestos across England and Wales. The information is all here for you to decide for yourself who has the nation's outdoor spaces at heart.

JOBS: Assistant Head Coach @ Westway The Assistant Head Coach position at Westway Climbing has become available. As the largest coaching team in the country, and the central training hub for Everyones Actives south region, this position requires the right candidate to assist in the smooth running of a leading centre in the UK Climbing scene.

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