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Yuji Hirayama, James Pearson, Cedar Wright climbing on the Faroe Islands Last summer Yuji Hirayama, James Pearson and Cedar Wright travelled to the Faroe Islands intent of climbing Cape Enniberg, an extraordinary circa 800m high sea cliff situated on the northernmost point of the island.

Heading home ! A wet overnight journey and the sad search for the missing hill waker continues this weekend. I travelled back from a busy 7 days with the Grandkids. It is only after a few days that you get into the routine with young children as you get older! It was some trip the snow seemed to follow me and poor Yvettes half marathon was called off due the Reading Course being under snow.

FRI NIGHT VID: The World's Tallest Sea Cliff In our Friday Night Video this week James Pearson, Cedar Wright and Yuji Hirayama travel to the Faroe Islands to climb the world's tallest sea cliff, Cape Enniberg. The area has never been popular…

Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland In February the Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner made their 8th ice climbing trip to to land of glaciers and geysers and, once again, they managed to climb new ice. On their arrival an unprecedented spell of warm weather caused much of the ice to melt but thanks to a cold snap.

Global Adventure Mountaineering Conference and Expo-2018 commences KATHMANDU - The Global Adventure Mountaineering Conference and Expo-2018 has begun here from today with the goal of promoting the adventure tourism in the country. The House of Rajkarnikar has organised the event in association with Nepal Tourism Board.

Mega DMM Ice Axe clearance sale. The DMM Apex, Fly and Raptor ice axes are all 33-34% off RRP at Needle Sports. Plus the Cirque size 65cm is also reduced. DMM Cirque 65cm - RRP £90.00 - now £59.99. DMM Raptor - RRP £125.00 - now £87.50. DMM Fly - RRP £150.00 - now £99.00. DMM Apex - RRP £197.50 - now £132.00.

Five Ten Anasazi Pro The Five Ten Anasazi is one of the most popular climbing shoes: turn up to any busy crag or wall and chances are you'll see a pair. As an incredibly comfy and versatile shoe, they are many people's favourite for good reason. With the Anasazi Pro, Five Ten have made a more performance-oriented model for the modern climber.

All-new Black Diamond ATC Pilot Superior control with enhanced security. An all-new geometry assisted braking device, the ATC Pilot introduces a system that provides an added level of security to your belay, while allowing for smooth rope payout. The lightweight Black Diamond ATC Pilot represents an advance in technology for the world of assisted braking devices.

TRIP REPORT: Expedition Riso Patron Sur In February / March 2018, Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach climbed the Riso Patron Sur in Chile, establishing King Kong. They sent in the following report. From February 9th to March 3rd 2018, we spent a total of 22 days in Chile's O'Higgins National Park to climb the remote Riso Patron.

Winter Mountain Leader - ClimbNow This week I have been instructing on a Winter Mountain Leader training course for Ballachulish. We have visited; Stob Mhic Mhartuin, Beinn an Dothaidh, the Cairngorms, the Nid on Aonach Mor and tomorrow we are going to Beinn Dorain. It has been a week of mixed weather with the first half as good as it gets and the last couple of days less so!

Building recognition for BMC volunteers: Lynn Robinson's new strategy One incredible volunteer has recognised that the BMC needs to give more back to volunteers and has created an astounding strategy to accomplish this. Let's find out from Lynn Robinson, BMC vice president and rock-star volunteer, what she's come up with.

Jonny Kydd - Managing Injuries, Wet Rock and Patience I was pleased to find out that I could get my shoe on without too much discomfort and decided to give it a go. There was a bit of stiffness and it didn't enjoy being pushed to its full range of movement but most movements felt ok.

Niccolò Ceria climbs one of Italy's most beautiful boulder problems at Pietra del Toro "One of the most beautiful boulder problems in Italy." This is how Niccolò Ceria, one of the world's leading boulderers described a problem he freed not at Fontainebleau, nor at Cresciano or Chironico, nor Buttermilks or Rocklands but at Pietra del Toro, way down in Basilicata in Southern Italy.

Petition launched to help secure countryside access The Government has recently launched a consultation on its proposals for the future of food, farming and the environment. This will shape the upcoming Agriculture Bill and have a significant impact on the future of access to the countryside.

24/8 Challenge - Dave MacLeod's Big Day Out Dave MacLeod has completed a long-held ambition to complete what he calls his '24/8' challenge - climbing a Font 8A+ boulder, an E8 trad route, an 8a sport route, a VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros within 24 hours. Dave managed it on Monday in 18.5 hours.

What I am Reading Now and Exploring Pennsylvania I usually complain that there is never enough time to do everything. I said such things when I worked in Washington, DC and I am saying this in Lancaster, PA too. However, it took moving to Pennsylvania to truly realize that with all of my interests and ambitions, time is my most valuable commodity.

Global Mountaineering Boots Market 2018 - Asolo, La Sportiva, Evolv Sports The Global Mountaineering Boots Market Research Report is forecasted to enhance the market growth on the back of the rising value of the analytical data in the industrial applications. In this market, it is observed that the keen players are expending their money for the product innovation to obtain the competitive advantage.

Looking back on an eventful day. Yesterday was a hard day my mate Tom Jones who passed away funeral was in Inverness and then all Tom's family and friends got together at Carrbridge. I was not there but down seeing the Grandkids near Reading. The funeral was happening as I was watching Lexi's my granddaughters class in an hour long play of the Classic Jungle Book.

Germans climb new route up Aguja Val Biois in Patagonia So we had only a few days left in Patagonia and a last weather window of not even 48 hours. We took the decision to try the Franco-Argentina down in the valley.

Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez Climb Neverending Story Watch Barbara Zangerl and Nina Caprez complete the third and fourth ascents of the hard, runout, 420-meter route.

The 24/8 Labels: Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis, running, Scottish bouldering, Scottish sport climbing, winter climbing. Make or Break: climbing injuries. 9 out of 10. Edge hangboard. Gimme Kraft. Sublime Brush. Power Station. Gimme Kraft AIR. Mastermind. Alone on the Wall.

Tom Jones RIP - My mate, family man, PTI, Outdoor Man, Prankster and great human being. In life you get huge upsets I had a huge one when my good pal Tom Jones had a heart attack in Greece two weeks ago and sadly passed away. Tom was with Allyson his wife on holiday and my thoughts are as always with the family.These area few words that seem inadequate for Allyson, Catherine, Christian, Jessie, Kirstin and Eoin.

How Safe Climbing Is in China How did the contact with your official test laboratory in China come about?Stettbacher: That was an absolute coincidence, as it is very difficult to gain a foothold in this country without Chinese contacts. Ice climbing is one of the official sports of the UIAA and, apparently, China's President Xi Jinping is a big fan of ice climbing.

A Tribute to Marc-André Leclerc Tom Livingstone pens a tribute to Marc-André Leclerc, who died earlier this month near Juneau, Alaska together with his climbing partner Ryan Johnson whilst descending from the Mendenhall Towers. Firstly, my thoughts are with Marc-Andre's family, friends and his girlfriend Brette.

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