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1953 Avalanche Probes - Homemade ice axes and at the time new ideas. After my wee piece on old gear I always think its worth showing what the Mountain Rescue and climbers were using years ago. Can you imagine in 1953 looking for avalanche victims with homemade gas piping made in the RAF Work shops. They made 14 feet lengths made to search with and I remember finding a piece many years ago when I was climbing here.
REVIEW: Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75 Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott check out these two large capacity packs from Osprey, which combine the travel convenience of a duffel with the carrying comfort of a trekking pack. Ihave a complicated relationship with larger backpacks: I've got a bony spine, a shorter back and I'm a lightweight frame.
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500+, new multi-pitch rock climb up Domuzucan Peak in Turkey An Italian, a Pole and a Turk have made the first ascent of 500+, a multi-pitch rock climb up the west face of Domuzucan Peak close to Geyikbayiri in Turkey.
Great climbing gear / The Moac Nut ! Wooden Wedges. Who remembers the classic MOAC nut. I loved them I remember on a classic route Nordwand in winter on Ben Nevis retreating from a battered in Moac and abseiling off into a storm. It will still be there! Also using one on a wild lower in Skye at night a few years later, I bet they are still there I saw many stuck in cracks over the years.
ML Training Day Two A simply stunning day today in Snowdonia for the second day of the ML Training. Today’s overall aim was a Quality Mountain Day and we definitely got that. We were able to avoid the snow and stay within the summer scope of the award and the conditions gave the chance to discuss what “winter conditions”…
White Walkers Mark Robson and I took the easy option on Sunday November 17 and arrived late at the Cairn Gorm Ciste car park in the full knowledge that others would be ahead of us and making a trail to Creagan Cha-no. The cold snowy weather has provided a good start to the season, but the Cairngorms now have almost too much snow.
BMC steps up at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 It's been another sensational Kendal Mountain Festival with some of the best films, events and moments we've ever seen. Thanks to everyone that came down to our stand, we think we had the most successful KMF yet! We were on fire so let's check out the highlights:.
Rotpunkt featuring Alex Megos The film Rotpunkt featuring Alexander Megos; a portrait of the German climber and a look into the history of free climbing including the likes of Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Güllich.
Christmas presents for climbers So below are some ideas that should tick every box, from little stocking-fillers to hand-picked packages for new climbers or gear freaks! From as little as £2.99 - you can buy smaller items such as chalk balls, Lapis brushes, finger tape, boot bananas or Moon Dust - in centres or online.
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ML Training Day One I have been joined by Jan, Ryan, Tom, Alice and Mark this week for our last Mountain Leader training course of the year. There is still plenty of snow high up above about 800m and so we have been staying low to maintain the summer aspect of the award whilst looking at navigation skills and…
Nellie Milfeld climbs Freerider free on El Capitan, Yosemite America's Nellie Milfeld has completed a rare female ascent of Freerider, the route that shot to Oscar-like stardom when Alex Honnold made his audacious free solo climb in 2017.
Handy reminders for the winter. In my early days a few of the more experienced mountaineers in the RAF Team would advise me of possible danger areas in winter They would take time out to explain where they were when we were out. As we trained all over Scotland it was so important we knew of the danger areas This came with their many years of knowledge on the mountains in winter.
Hors Piste, the unmissable animated short film with mountain rescuers Parmesan & Salami The award-winning animated short film Hors Piste is online, featuring the hilarious and hapless mountain rescuers Parmesan and Salami.
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Animation: Hors Piste-The Worst Mountain Rescue Team When an unlucky skier gets into trouble on an alpine peak, he needs a crack rescue squad to get him off the mountain safely. That's not who shows up.
FRI NIGHT VID: The Mentor In this week's Friday Night Video Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit…
Work Notify: Census desires staff, is mountaineering pay in some locations owing to position sector Confronted with a restricted labor current market, U.S. census internet site.For the upcoming wave of employing, the bureau will increase wages by $one.50 an hour in some sites and permit applicants to get fingerprinted at article offices. The fork out for the element-time operate at this time ranges from $13.50 to $30 an hour.
Touching the Void proves anything is possible in the theatre David Greig’s survival-story adaptation has clawed its way to the West End – and it is a triumph of resolve and innovation.
Tengkangpoche North Pillar unclimbed. Attempt by Juho Knuuttila, Quentin Roberts On their first visit to the Himalaya, from 11 - 16 October 2019 alpinists Quentin Roberts from Canada and Juho Knuuttila from Finland made an impressive attempt of the unclimbed North Pillar of Tengkangpoche, also referred to as Teng Kang Poche, in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal.
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Short wander in the Cairngorms to the crag in the mist. Yesterday I missed the good weather by a day but wanted a wander. The Cairngorms is on my doorstep so it was a lazy start. The road was icy at the Dava Moor and it's a wild place with a sprinkling of snow. The roads needed care it was icy yet so many blast past and at the bridge at Grantown a car had skidded and smashed into the bridge.
Opinion: From Snowbird to Tokyo-Brooke Raboutou's Olympic Destiny How a competition 12 years before she was born laid the foundation for Brooke Raboutou's Olympic trajectory.
Magnus Midtbø at Arco climbs Heinz Mariacher 80's sketchy slabs The 31-year-old climber travelled to Arco to try two historic slabs put up by Heinz Mariacher: legendary Super Swing 7b+ at Swing Area and the equally famous Tom e Jerry 7c at Spiaggia delle Lucertole.
JOBS: The Climbing Academy Glasgow - Operations Manager The Climbing Academy Group Ltd is a successful chain of climbing walls with 4 walls spread across Glasgow and Bristol. Our 5th wall is being built at the moment and will open in winter 2021. We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to run our operations across our two busy centres in Glasgow - The Newsroom and The Prop Store.
Goodbye to British rock climbing icon Andy Pollitt Andy Pollitt, a rock climbing icon of 80’s and 90’s, passed away on 13 November 2019 in a Melbourne hospital. He was 56. Dave Barnes pays tribute.
JOB ALERT: Operations Manager in Glasgow - The Climbing Academy We are hiring a brand new Operations Manager for Glasgow. If you are looking for a job in the climbing sector, this is an amazing opportunity to work for The Climbing Academy. The Climbing Academy Group Ltd is a successful chain of climbing walls with 4 walls spread across Glasgow and Bristol.
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Basecamp: A Climbing Magazine Podcast-Mark Synnott Believes in Making Life Difficult Mark Synnott recounts his early days learning to climb using a clothesline, his time dirtbagging in Yosemite, moving onto expedition climbing, and his life as a writer.
2020 National Competition Schedule In this Olympic year, the BMC is pleased to present the National competition schedule for 2020. Please note each competition has a specified closing date and time. Entries need to be made online via the BMC website and we do not accept late or on-the-day entries.
All Go on The Stooee I was intrigued to find out that Erick Bailot and Dave Kerr climbed The Stooee Chimney on The Stuic on Lochnagar on Sunday November 10. The Stooee Chimney is the obvious central line and was the first route ever attempted on the North-West Face way back in November 1995.
1976 November - Munro's completed 43 years ago today on An Socach near Braemar. Looking back in my archives this was the day 43 years ago that I completed my Munro's. It was a cracking day in full winter conditions hard going a long day completed in the dark. I will never forget it and my last Munro An Socach. Myself and my pal Tom MacDonald finished on the same day but sadly different hills.
Mammut Presents Its First Products Made From Leftover Fabrics There's a lot of noise in all industries about the rush to become more green and transparent with their consumer. The outdoor industry has been doing so, before it became widely expected, and despite one brand gaining a lot of credit for it, the truth is, many others have been doing so in their own ways, under the radar.
Out On a Limb Inspired by mountain goats and a desire to help people, an industrial designer forms an unlikely alliance with an adaptive climber.
How this Smartwatch Makes You a Better Climber This smartwatch will make your outdoor climbing adventures better.
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Ryuichi Murai frees United, 8C+ boulder in Japan Another from this seemingly endless pool of expertise is Ryuichi Murai, the 25-year-old who after sending a number of 8C's has now stepped up his game and made the first ascent of United at Mount Mizugaki in Yamanashi. This is the low start to Decided, a block he freed in 2018 and graded 8C.
We're recruiting: BMC Partnerships & Events Co-ordinator We're on the hunt for a new partnerships and events co-ordinator to join our team. Love working with people as much as the outdoor lifestyle? We're on the hunt for a new partnerships and events co-ordinator to join our team.
PRESS RELEASE: Chombu wins again, but Mick Fowler proves his point Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders have returned to the UK after being repelled for a second time this year by the still unclimbed 6,362m Himalayan mountain Chombu. After overcoming numerous permit challenges, bad weather and terrible climbing conditions, Mick and Vic climbed to within 250 metres of the summit before succumbing to food poisoning.
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Andy Pollitt dies aged 56 Andy was born in Prestatyn, Wales, in 1963 and went on to pioneer some of the hardest sport and trad routes of the 80s and 90s in Wales and beyond, eventually settling in Melbourne, Australia. Andy's rope access employer, API, passed on the following message to UKC:.
GB National Development Squad 2020 Following the GB National Development Squad Profiling and Selection Event 2019, the results are now ready to publish. It was a great weekend with all the athletes putting in amazing performances. Below is the link to the final results list.
Sébastien Berthe free climbs The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite Belgium's Sébastien Berthe has managed to free climb The Nose, the most famous big wall in the world first ascended in 1958 after 47 days on El Capitan by Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore, and freed by Lynn Hill the year Berthe was born, in 1993.
Emma Twyford ticks 8c and finds a potential 9a+ project Later that same year, Emma became the second to climb the grade, and the first to climb a British 8c : the route was Unjustified at Malham. The line, however, was subsequently downgraded to 8b+. There was lots of buzz about this, but Emma herself commented: "I think people are making too big a deal out of it really.
Recalculating Risk in the Mountains We've already seen what can happen when a giant serac, like the one spotted by the recent Everest expedition, melts off and crashes through the Khumbu: in 2016, this exact scenario killed 16 Sherpas. Falling seracs are only going to get more frequent.
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The 2019/2020 Northeastern Ice Climbing Season Begins! Last week marked the official start of the Northeast ice climbing season with ascents of both of the usual suspects, the iconic Black Dike on Cannon Cliff and Pinnacle Gully in Huntington Ravine, Mount Washington. The Black Dike fell to Adam Bidwell and partner and from what I've heard a second party was right behind them.
PRESS RELEASE: Leo Houlding and Team arrive in Guyana After leaving from various locations earlier this week, the full team safely reached Guyana - Leo Houlding, Anna Taylor, Waldo Etherington, Wilson Cutbirth, Matt Pycroft and Dan Howard. The first two days in country were mostly spent "faffing", an essential process before heading into the jungle.
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REVIEW: Jöttnar Asger Jacket At just 290g in a size L, the Asger is a fair bit lighter than some similar hybrid models from other brands. It feels really light when worn, and it's not a weight you'll notice when stuffed in your sack. It's quite compact and squashable too. Fabric.
PRESS RELEASE: 'Blood, Sweat and Smears' by Gary Gibson + Kendal Mountain Festival talk 17.11.19 Gary Gibson's autobiography Blood, Sweat and Smears is now available to purchase. It tells the story of his life and passion for his often controversial climbing career, a passion which continues to this day. 'Over the last forty years, Gary Gibson has made the first ascents of more than 4,900 routes.
Alexander Huber, Guido Unterwurzacher establish Koasabluad up Wilder Kaiser Koasabluad - Maukspitze, Wilder Kaiser: FA Alex Huber, Guido Unterwurzacher 2013, FFA: 15/10/2019Grade: 7a, 7c+, 7a, 8b+, 7a, 8a, 6aDescription: A skillfull and creative use of Friends #0.2 - #2 and cliff hooks are recommended, as is a certain tolerance for distanced bolts and the consequences of these runouts.Link: huberbuam.de, IG Alexander...
"He wore two hats".Tom Gibbin local Policeman and Killin Mountain Rescue member. In my time in Mountain Rescue we relied so much the local village Policeman he was the person to get to know. They were the person in the know. When we arrived in villages all over Scotland on our weekend training they were our contact for Rescues. These were the days before mobile phones and good communications.
Threshold: Why Some of Us Freeze off the Deck-and How to Push Through This Common Fear A deep dive into the science behind fear and expert tips for how to overcome your fear when it's preventing you from succeeding on the rock.
Circuit Court: The Visionary Appeal of Fontainebleau's Bouldering Circuits Now a defining characteristic of Fontainebleau climbing, circuits enchain boulder problems to simulate the effort required to complete a long route in the mountains.
Hot, Wet, Slug-Infested Sandbags: Five Reasons Not to Climb at Washington's Index Town Walls Index isn't that great after all. In fact, I'm pretty sure you'd hate it.
No-Bolt Roulette: The Evolution of Headpointing on Peak District Gritstone How headpointing became a legitimate tactic on Peak District gritstone.
Photo Gallery: Onsight-4 Climbing Photo Highlights Jon Cardwell on Rumney's Livin' Astro, Nik Berry on a first ascent in Kyrgyzstan's remote Ak Su Valley, and more.
The Climbing-Confidence Gap For many women, bridging the divide starts by going deeper.
Peaches Preaches: The Perils of Recreational Outrage How the internet became a climbing-anger machine.
Unsent: Climber Classifieds For sale: Offwidth rack, used once.
For the Love of Climbing: The Death of the Ego How resisting change holds back the sport-and puts lives at risk.
Fancy Footwork: Six Foot-Focused Tips to Help You Glide up the Rock With Ease Pro climber Paige Claassen provides 6 tips for improving your footwork, which can have a large impact of climbing performance.
Return to Sender: Comeback Fitness in Two Weeks for Climbers Over 40 The best way to get climbing again is with a balanced plan that builds endurance, strength, and power equally-emphasis on plan.
The Buddy Rappel: Rap Safely With an Injured Partner In the buddy rappel, two climbers attach themselves to a single rappel device for an easy descent.
Classic Routes: Fontainebleau's La Marie Rose Fontainebleau's groundbreaking first 6a, No. 22 on the Bas-Cuvier Red Circuit, and notoriously difficult for the grade.
Editor's Note: God's Own Stone Read Matt Samet's Editor's Note and see what's inside the December / January 2020 issue of Climbing Magazine, on newsstands now.
Heaven Sent: How Hard Limestone Sport Came to Burlington, Vermont With perhaps the exception of Rumney, Lone Rock may possess New England's highest concentration of 5.13-on-up sport climbs for a wall its size.
Rock Art: Drawing Parallels-Landscape Artist Tessa Lyons "I've always been interested in the parallels between climbing and making art, in terms of the headspace, the relationship to motivation, and the physicality of both practices.
Quick Clips: Recovery Edition Six easy hacks for your climbing aches and pains, submitted by our readers.
Re-Gram: 8 Winter Project Photos, Submitted by Our Readers Just because winter is approaching, it doesn't mean that it's time to stop trying hard. Our readers shared photos of their projects.
Review: Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody For its light, 13-ounce weight, the Proton LT is very warm-like, almost puffy-level warm.
Review: The North Face Summit L5 LT Futurelight Jacket The Summit L5 LT sports TNF's new fabric Futurelight, billed as a big step forward in lightweight, water - and windproof breathability.
Review: Mountain Equipment Kaniq 33 Backpack With its minimalist design, the pack never hindered movement-the best thing an alpine pack can be is nonintrusive, and the Kaniq 33 delivered.
Review: Fixe Solution M1 Wire Gym Draw Testers praised the tight, snappy clipping action and the smooth-edged, big-mouthed bent-gate, which has a broad, deep basket that does a solid, friction-free job of cradling the rope.
Fontainebleau for the First-Timer Fontainebleau superfan Chris Schulte shares his beta for visiting France's magical forest.
New Campanile Basso rock climb in Brenta Dolomites On the north face of Campanile Basso in the Brenta Dolomites Alessandro Beber, Gianni Canale and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of Destrani, a new rock climb located between Spigolo Graffer and Via Maestri Claus.
Tower Ridge IV Winter After my first experience of winter climbing, I knew I was in for the long haul. We had ticked off some nice gentle routes on that trip as is sensible to do. But I knew for this trip that I had bigger objectives in mind. I was looking for a grade IV to try, and while flicking through the guide book came across Tower Ridge.
Why Climbing Mount Everest Cost Over $65,000 If you're wanting to climb Mount Everest and you have limited experience, or no climbing partners, and you want the kind of support that comes with a commercial guiding expedition, this is the price you'll have to pay. No, you cannot skip paying the permit fees required to climb Mount Everest.
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Remembrance week - after all the parades how do we look after our Service men and women today ? Thanks for the comments on my blogs during this Remembrance week each day I did a piece on Aircraft Crashes in the Mountains. It's good to remember these places and to get away from the crowds and remember those who gave so much. I do not like crowds so I like to get into these wild places on my own.
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Crimpiau and Crafnant For the second day of our Mountain Skills course we needed to stay below the majority of the snow line and so headed over to Crafnant from Capel Curig and then up over the Crimpiau to give a nice mixture of on and off the path navigation using the skills we had learned yesterday.
Anak Verhoeven 8b+ onsight, 9a+ redpoint at Oliana in Spain Joe Mama is Verhoeven's second 9a+ after her first ascent of Sweet Neuf at Pierrot Beach in France and is one of the few female ascent of this difficulty, after Margo Hayes and Angela Eiter. As to female 8b+ onsight, this is a rare occurrence, too.
Tarmachan Mountaineering Loch Treig and the Western Highlands Creag Meagaidh to Chno Dearg Lochan Dubh and Stob Coire Sgriodain Frosted grass The '…
Remembrance Sunday the Lancaster on Beinn Eighe and the Royal Marines from 45 Commando. Today is Remembrance Sunday and a few years ago I was honoured to receive these words and photos from 45 Commando. Sir,. I am a Royal Marines Mountain Leader from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath and I follow your thought provoking blog.
Elias Iagnemma climbing Ten at Vado di Sole in Abruzzo, Italy Watch Elias Iagnemma make the first ascent of Ten at the crag of Vado di Sole, the first route in Abruzzo, Italy, graded 9a/a+.
Jakob Schubert claims third ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef Austrian climber Jakob Schubert has made the third ascent of Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ sports climb at Margalef in Spain freed by Alexander Megos and repeated by Stefano Ghisolfi.
Winter Starts Winter in the Scottish Highlands started in late October when a cold north-westerly deposited a layer of snow on the West.
Everest #MovieReview "Everest," starring Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, the expedition leader of Adventure Consultants, a commercial climbing company who led a group of climbers to the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996. The team also included Jon Krakauer, who wrote the book "Into Thin Air," about his experience.
Mountain Skills Course I have been joined for the weekend by Clare, Jo, Kes and Kevin for our two day mountain skills course in Snowdonia. It was a bit of a surprise to be putting my winter tyres into action this morning as I drove to work in heavy snow. We managed to stay low and avoid getting…
Joe Simpson: ‘To be a serious climber, you have to be a little bit unhinged’ The ex-climber and author of Touching the Void on the stage version of his story, his reaction to seeing Free Solo and what he does for fun these days.
Remembrance Week Wellington Crash / Corrour / Alder Estate - Geal Charn. This tragic Crash was on 10 th Dec 1942. This crash site is in remote country access can be tricky. The route to this site is up an Estate road from Dalwhinnie just of the A9. Many nowadays Mountain bike up here. The bothy At Culra is closed due to Asbestos 2019.
North Ridge of Tryfan - Intro to Scrambling For the second day of our intro to scrambling course we headed up the North Ridge of Tryfan in some fantastic weather. Poor old Richard couldn’t join us as he managed to lock his keys and all of his kit in his car. Keith and Marcus agreed that Top Gear rules stood and we would…
FRI NIGHT VID: Life Coach: Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk in Alaska When climbing in Alaska, things don't always go to plan. Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk's aim was to attempt an unrepeated line on Mt Dickie, although unfavourable conditions mean that Honnold…
JOBS: Part Time Team Member Position - Boulder Shack, Southampton This fantastic role involves engaging proactively with our customers and maintaining good climbing practice in the centre. This role would suit someone who shares our values - making climbing accessible to all abilities and keeping the community at the heart of everything we do.
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Marek Raganowicz on El Capitan solo climbs Born Under a Bad Sign Polish / British alpinist Marek Raganowicz reports about his 13 day solo ascent of Born Under a Bad Sign, a difficult and dangerous aid climb up El Capitan in Yosemite first ascended in 1979 by Bill Price and Tim Washick.
Petzl e+Lite Headlamp Review Petzl e+Lite Headlamp is an ultra-light and compact tool with only 26 grams of weight. It comes in a plastic carry case, so it is easy to store in the pack or in the pocket. It is ideal as an emergency kit or to be used as a backup headlamp. The lamp has all the features you need.
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New free line on El Capitan for Caldwell and Honnold Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson have joined forces to establish a new free line on El Capitan. The line initially heads up Passage of Freedom, a free route that was first climbed by Leo Houlding around 18 years ago and then continues up twenty more pitches to the top.
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Remembrance Week - The Oxford aircraft on Ben A Bhuird Cairngorms missing for 7 months and the tale of its find and how a watch found at the site in 1 Ben a' Bhuird is amongst the remotes of the Munros in Scotland and amongst the granite tors of Stob an t-Sluichd there is the remains of an aircraft crash. Beinn a'Bhuird has huge cliffs with a summit on a vast plateau, with a tiny cairn resting there requiring navigation skills in mist.
Back to the future "I'd like you to take me from where you think you are, to this point here." The assessor moved his finger across the map and stopped on a tiny turquoise oval that marked a small puddle of a tarn just south south east of Cold Pike.
Intro to Scrambling - Seniors Gully & Ridge For the first day of our intro to scramblng course in Snowdonia we headed up Seniors Gully and Seniors Ridge today and hit snow on the summit.
Bourblaige and the Landscape of Outrage Landscape is a notoriously slippery thing to capture. It seems simple enough and is usually framed with the romantic grammar of dramatic vistas, through photography, painting and film. The modern trope is the drone's-eye view as you whir smoothly through mist and cloud over a Highland loch or corrie.
Bapsa Valley, three new Indian Himalaya climbs by Pou brothers The Basque brothers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou recently returned from the Bapsa valley in the Indian Himalayas where they established three new rock climbs on two virgin peaks.
Round up: an autumn of impressive, hard UK sends in tweets and posts From Emma Twyford breaking the 9a barrier for British females to a 15-year-old bouldering 8B, it's been an autumn of impressive, hard ascents from Pembroke to Scotland, Dartmoor to the Gower. Here's our round-up of the biggest ticks made by Brits on UK soil this season.
PRESS RELEASE: Berghaus Women in Adventure at Kendal Mountain Festival After a sell out event in 2018, Berghaus are bringing the Women in Adventure session back to Kendal. An inspirational line-up of athletes and adventurers. We're delighted to announce this year's speakers are… Hear from the incredible Anoushé Husain who is a champion for all those experiencing barriers and self-limiting beliefs.
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Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla go for MOUNTAINEERING; set major TRAVEL GOALS Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla go for MOUNTAINEERING; set major TRAVEL GOALS - Tellychakkar.com.
Blair Fyffe, Climbing and Things This year I spent much of the summer in Fort William working in an office. This was my first summer in the Fort for a few years, and to be honest I found it quite midgy, damp and busy. I definitely prefer winter! I managed a bit of rock climbing in Scotland, but not a huge amount and certainly nothing that I felt warranted writing about.
Remembrance week - Ben Macdui the 1942 Avro Anson air crash remembered. "Lest we forget" Many people visit Ben Mac Dui as the second biggest mountain in the United Kingdom it is a busy mountain. It is amazing how many visit this summit yet fail to notice a memorial marked on the map.
Two Australians die climbing in New Zealand's Remarkables mountain range Police confirm Brett Lentfer and James Spaile died climbing near Queenstown on Wednesday.
Colin Duffy Sends Three Red River Gorge 5.14s in a Day Any one of Omaha Beach, Pure Imagination, or Southern Smoke would be a proud send for most climbers. Colin Duffy dispatched them all just five hours.
7 adventure photographers reveal the best UK peaks to summit this winter Bring new meaning to the phrase ‘cold snap’ this chilly season by capturing some awesome photos on top of these stunning and snowy UK summits.
Tengi Ragi Tau West Face new route in Nepal by Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer A French / Swiss team comprised of Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer and Charles Noirot has climbed up difficult new route up the West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau in the Rowaling Himalaya, in Nepal. Climbing alpine style from 26 - 29 October 2019, Schüpbach and Welfringer ascended their Trinité to the mountain’s north summit.
Two Font 8B+'s for Orrin Coley Orrin Coley is in superb form at the moment having ticked New Base Line in Magic Wood, Switzerland, and Monk Life at Kyloe-in-the-woods in Northumberland. He has been to Magic Wood every year for the last five and felt the need to step up to a level where he would have to invest some time.
PHOTOS: Rubina Dilaik & Abhinav Shukla's mountaineering will make you want go mountain climbing right away Rubina Dilaik and hubby Abhinav Shukla's stunning 'Mountain climbing' sesh, will give you major winter vacay goals. Check it out!
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Third Ascent of Hunger 9a by Dave MacLeod Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of Hunger 9a at The Anvil at Loch Goil. In 2018, Will Bosi made the first repeat after Malcolm Smith's first ascent in 2010. The line was Scotland's first 9a and is a link-up of Dave Redpath's Fire Power 8b+.
Remembrance Week The Shackleton Crash AEW MK2 WR965. 30th April 1990 Grid reference NF 996914. Isle of Harris Shackelton AEW MK2 WR965. 30th April 1990 Grid reference NF 996914. The RAF Mountain Rescue was formed during the Second World War to rescue aircrew from crashed aircraft in the mountains of the UK.
Nepal collects over US$500,000 revenue from autumn mountaineering season KATHMANDU: Nepal has collected revenue of US$559,575 in the autumn mountaineering season. As autumn is a popular season for mountain expeditions and trekking in the Himalayan country, the department which issues climbing permits, granted permission for at least 50 mountains this season.
The Climbing Q&A: Josh Wharton One of the world's best all-arounders talks about hard climbing, the risk in alpinism, his low profile on social media, and balancing life as a father and pro climber.
Tobias Engl, Florian Huber establish Dolasilla up Lavarella in the Dolomites The topo of Dolasilla established by Tobias Engl and Florian Huber up the Piz Lavarella in the Dolomites. According to the first ascentionists this is likely to be the first route up the mountain’s west face.
Summit Roundtable Podcast: Border Wall Climbing Competition, Hypnotized Minds, and China Doll The Climbing Staff discusses recent climbing news. Plus, we share our recent sends and favorite new gear, and play a game of Guess That Gram.
Things we learned from that giant hole in Antarctica The discovery of the hole in the ice of Antarctica that quickly grew to the size of Ireland sparked international mystery and intrigue, and an eventual solution that indicates global warming is causing more and worse polar cyclones that cause giant holes that then affects global ocean circulation.
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Can You Name The World's Highest Peaks? A Special Forces veteran has just completed the fastest ever ascent of the world's 14 highest peaks - in just 189 days. This amazing feat achieved by former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja knocked no less than seven-and-a-half years off the previous record.
Sébastien Bouin rides the Blue Wave of Oliana in Spain The video of French climber Sébastien Bouin climbing some of the most difficult sport climbs at Oliana in Spain: Mamichula, Pachamama and Papichulo.
9 night walks in National Parks to see firework displays tonight While many of the bigger Bonfire Night celebrations happened last weekend, there are plenty of smaller, more intimate affairs happening in or near the National Parks of England and Wales tonight. Here's our round up of night walks from which you'll be able to see fireworks.
Seb Bouin repeats Patanics and suggests downgrade to 9a+ Seb Bouin has made the second ascent of Jorge Diaz Rullo's Patanics at Rodellar. Rullo graded the route 9b, although Bouin has suggested a grade of 9a/+ when compared to his recent ascents of Mamichula, Move and La Rage d'Adam. On his second day attempting Patanics, Bouin fell on the last move of the route.
REVIEW: Sky Dance, by John D. Burns Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel that confronts live issues in the debate around upland…
REMEMBRANCE Week - The Wellington Aircraft Crash on An Lurg near Bynack Mor in the heart of the Cairngorms. A poignant place. Two of my pals who were at the Re Union visited this crash site before the Mountain Rescue Re Union this weekend. I plan a visit this winter hopefully. I was very privileged to spend most of my working life in the RAF and as part of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service.
Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold free new big wall climb up El Capitan, Yosemite Caldwell and Honnold worked the route for about three weeks together with Kevin Jorgeson and the line has been described in no uncertain terms by Caldwell as providing "some of the most spectacular climbing I have found." Caldwell and Honnold pulled off the free ascent a few days ago while Jorgeson couldn't join due to other commitments.
A Fine Morning for the Snowdon Horseshoe It might prove short lived but there was a fine spell of weather in Snowdonia this morning. I was out enjoying the sunshine with Gavin who after today has just one of the Welsh Hewitts left to do. We ticked off Crib Goch today as…
Oakley Clifden Sunglasses perfect for mountaineering We haven't featured eyewear much maybe because we haven't discovered a pair that is worthy. Oakley is one of those few brands we can trust to deliver premium quality lifestyle pieces. Most pairs can be used for sports and outdoors while maintaining that luxe feel.
Climbing when you're retired - The Climbing Academy He has been climbing for 58 years and still climbs 3 times a week! Find out why he thinks any body type or age can climb.
Bristol Schools Climbing Championships 2020! On Monday 3 February, we will be holding the Bristol Schools Climbing Championships. This year, competitors will each have to boulder, top-rope and speed climb. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, when climbing makes its first appearance, each competitor will be competing in boulder, lead and speed climbing.
Mountain Biking Snowdonia - Tour of Moel Siabod, MTB Ride Mountain bike guide, Snowdonia - a ride around Moel Siabod in the heart of the Snowdonia mountains. MTB Guide. Mountain Biking.
Mountain Biking Snowdonia - Pont Scethin Having spent the week in the Cairngorms in some lovely weather I was feeling psyched to get out on the bike and explore somewhere new for the day. My inspiration came from Pete Bursnalls book "Mountain Bike Guide North Wales" which has 27 of the best Mountain Biking routes in North Wales.
How to Deal With A Failed Expedition Today, we are going to talk candidly about what is known as post-expedition depression, specifically, how to deal with a failed expedition. But before you can even tackle dealing with a failed expedition, you have to recognize the signs of post-expedition depression.
Val di Mello climbing: new Escudo del Qualido route by Caterina Bassi, Martino Quintavalla By Caterina Bassi: TOPO: El despertador fotonico, Escudo del Qualido, Val di Mello, Val Masino. Full text search.
Men'S Mountaineering Clothing Market New Study Publish to Boost Growth With Top Key Players like Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Millet, Marmot Men'S Mountaineering Clothing Market Report, History and Forecast 2019-2024, Breakdown Data by Key players, Key Regions, Types and Application, offers a current analysis about the global market. Analysts believe that the changing consumption patterns are expected to have a great influence on the overall market.
PRESS RELEASE: Lowe Alpine are ready to #MOVEYOURWORLD at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 Team Lowe will be at the infamous Lowe Alpine Yurt at the festival Basecamp at this years' Kendal Mountain Festival for a jam-packed weekend of adventure talks and activities to #MOVEYOURWORLD.
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VIDEO: Alex Megos - Rotpunkt Trailer Rotpunkt is a new film from Patagonia chronicling Alex Megos' success over the past few years. Alex rose to fame in 2013 with his onsight of Estado Critico in Siurana; the first 9a onsight. Since…
A good night in Newtonmore at the Mountain Rescue Re Union. No hills but lots of stories and a big thanks to Ray Sefton the RAF MRT legend. I drove down through heavy rain yesterday to Newtonmore for the Annual RAF Mountain Rescue Re Union. I met up with pals before the event in Newtonmore where I met three of my old pals met. Laurry, Terry Moore and Jim Morning. They had all been on Everest on the West Ridge in the late 80's and 90,s.
Katherine Choong climbs her second 9a, Jungfrau Marathon at Gimmelwald Swiss climber Katherine Choong has redpointed Jungfrau Marathon at Gimmelwald in Switzerland. This is her second 9a after Cabane au Canada at Rawyl in 2018.
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I Purchased These Winter season Boots For Mountaineering, but They're So Adaptable, I Use Them With Everything If you loathe packing as substantially as I do, you know the wrestle is genuine when it arrives to shoe range for a trip that includes unpredictable temperature and functions that vary from dressy night outs to outdoor excursions.
Cédric Lachat redpoints La Rambla at Siurana First ascended by Alexander Huber in 1994 to the pocket at about 3/4 height, then extended to the top by Ramón Julián Puigblanque in 2003, this benchmark 9a+ had been attempted by Lachat in the past on several occasions, but conditions were never quite right.
Half Term in the Cairngorms We have enjoyed a family holiday in Braemar this week, staying at one of our favourite haunts. Mar Lodge is owned by National Trust Scotland and has been divided into apartments, this was our fourth visit and it always delivers You definitely feel like the Laird as you stroll around the grounds, albeit only…
Win a Jöttnar Winter Climbing Clothing Package Worth £1,265 Get kitted out for winter with a clothing package from Jöttnar's brand new AW19/20 range. To be won is a Grim shell jacket, Valdyr shell pants and an ultralight Tor down jacket. Made from waterproof, windproof, breathable SKJOLDR in a burly 70 x 140 denier grade, the Grim and Valdyr provide protection and durability for all conditions.
A weekend of memories. The Annual Scottish RAF Mountain Rescue Reunion. Today after watching the rugby I am heading to Newtonmore for the Annual Scottish Mountain Rescue Reunion. There will be over 100 at the Reunion which is held at the Highlander Hotel. It's a great gathering and the Current Lossiemouth Team usually attend.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide No matter who you're shopping for, we've got you covered with 2019's best holiday gifts for Climbers, in various price ranges.
New Civetta Dolomites climb by Davide Cassol, Luca Vallata Last summer Belluno alpinists Luca Vallata and Davide Cassol made the first ascent Capitani di Ventura, a big new multi-pitch climb that reaches the summit of Punta Civetta in the Dolomites.
Former Soldier Nims Purja On Mountaineering World-Record And 'Crazy Ideas' A former Gurkha who smashed the record for climbing the world's highest peaks has opened up about his challenge and his "crazy ideas". On Tuesday, Nirmal "Nims" Purja completed the climb of the world's 14 tallest mountains - beating the previous record by nearly seven-and-a-half years.
'It's not about ego', says speed climber who tamed world's 14 highest peaks Nirmal Purja says hardest part of his record-breaking feat was solving a diplomatic impasse with China.
Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months Unperturbed, Nims, who was born in Nepal at an altitude of 1600m, quit the forces - his job since the age of 18 - remortgaged his house and began trying to persuade corporate sponsors on board.
13: Donuts for Savvy Grief is the one human experience that we all have in common, but there are no words for losing a child. Savannah Buik was 22 years old when she died in a climbing accident at Devil's Lake in Wisconsin. Nina and Court saw both sides of the pendulum: how the stronger and deeper we love, the harder it is to overcome the pain on the other side.
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FRI NIGHT VID: Matilda Söderlund on The Elder Statesman 9a In October, Swedish sport climber Matilda Söderlund achieved her long-term goal of climbing 9a with an exceptionally fast redpoint of The Elder Statesman 9a in Frankenjura, Germany. After just four…
REVIEW: DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams A notable absence in this market has always been DMM - arguably the UK climber's favourite cam manufacturer - and so the advent of the Dragonfly was big news. Do Dragonfly Cams live up to their excellent bigger sibling, the Dragons? I've tested them on a variety of rock types and routes throughout the UK this summer and autumn, to give my verdict.
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Climate change 'making mountaineering riskier' They say warming in the Alps has thinned ice and snow cover, resulting into frequent rock-falls and landslides. Their concerns were voiced at a meeting of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation this week. Melting glaciers have also added challenges for mountaineers.
IFSC World Cup 2019: End of the Season Awards With the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup season, we look back to determine the best athletes, the best moments, the best events, and more.
5 unmissable films at Kendal Mountain Festival Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner. To make sure you don't miss the unmissable, we've put together our top five film picks. The festival's international film competition is at the heart of a packed four-day programme of events and is curated across 21 collections and 11 premieres / special screenings between 14-17 November.
PRESS RELEASE: Leo Houlding leads new team to explore heights of the lost world Leo Houlding has revealed details of a major expedition that will start next month. Leading a team of six, Leo will set out to climb a new route on the 600m, continually overhanging Prow of Roraima in Guyana.
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Sébastien Bouin blasts Rodellar in Spain At Rodellar in Spain the French climber Seb Bouin has made the first repeat of Patanics, for which he suggests 9a+, and the first free ascent of Detectives 9a.
Kendal Mountain Festival Trailer 2019 The trailer for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival has been released. 'Open Out' follows a young female protagonist as she experiences the festival for the first time. The short video communicates the…
Suilven - the Famine or Destitution Walls - Beinn Dearg and The road of Destitution. After my winter wander on Beinn Dearg I had a look at some other effects of this tragic time in Scotland's history. On that day I followed the "Famine Wall" on to near the summit and then all the way along the ridge. Its a huge feature that few know of its history and why it was built.
She climbed Everest nine times and set a world record – so why doesn’t she have sponsors? Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainer.
Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner visits Banff Watch Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner visits Banff Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca.
Crusty Corner: 10 Climbing Deal-Breakers AKA the insane rantings of the world's saltiest, most impatient climbing partner.
Arlene Blum: "A Woman's Place Is On Top" Arlene Blum has made a success by doing what she's not "supposed" to do. Born in Chicago in 1945 and raised by her mother's parents, Arlene overcame "arithmaphobia" to go to the top of her class in mathematics and science, where she developed a taste for competing academically with boys.
The Best Headtorches for Running and Climbing in 2019 It's been 2 years since we last looked at headlamps. Since then there have been some great updates from brands as well as some newer entries into the market. In our 2017 guide we looked closely at what you might be looking for in a headlamp for winter climbing use.
David Lama memorial The video of the David Lama memorial day, in rememberance of the Austrian mountaineer who lost his life along with Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley on Howse Peak in Canada last April.
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Great weather on Beinn Dearg Hard going it's hard going in the snow. A Winter day I had not been up Beinn Dearg for a while so with a good weather forecast I was away early. It's a 2 hour drive but it all went well though it was raining when I left home. Lots of stags on road especially on the Fannichs in dark so be careful.
Nepal man sets mountaineering milestone A Nepalese man has shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world's 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirma…
Climbability: increasing inclusivity in climbing The BMC and Adventure for All are running a pilot at Rock Over Climbing Centre looking to increase inclusivity in climbing activities. The aim of the pilot is to help to develop a package that will increase the confidence of both climbing walls and staff to run climbing sessions for people with a range of disabilities.
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Nirmal Purja climbs Shishapagma and completes 14 eight-thousanders in under 7 months Earlier today the Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Shishapagma and, in doing so, completed his ‘Project Possible’ which aimed at climbing all fourteen eight-thousanders in less than seven months. Purja required just six months and six days; the previous record to complete Himalayan crown was over 7 years.
Lean into Your Weaknesses to Become a Better Climber Jonathan Siegrist writes: "No matter how strong or dialed you might be in one facet of climbing, there is almost always some other area of weakness where you can improve."
Nirmal Purja climbs world's 14 highest peaks in record-breaking 189 days – video report The Nepalese former British army soldier completed a feat that has taken other climbers years to achieve.
Grand Flambeau, two new mixed climbs signal start to Mont Blanc winter season Five new mixed climbs on Grand Flambeau. For the moment…by Ezio Marlier: TOPO: Cuori di ghiaccio, Grand Flambeau, Mont Blanc: TOPO: Monia Mena, Grand Flambeau, Mont Blanc. Full text search.
Nirmal Purja: Nepali climber carving mountaineering history Such was the determination of Nepali climber Nirmal Purja to climb the world's 14 highest mountains, that he had them tattooed across his back, complete with swirling clouds and Tibetan prayer flags. Now the ex-British Gurkha can make the dizzying claim of being the fastest person to conquer every mountain on Earth over 8000 metres.
Nepalese man breaks mountaineering record, scaling world's highest summits in 189 days A Nepalese man has shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world's 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja, 36, scaled the 8,027-metre Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 metres in height.
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Ex-soldier climbs world's 14 highest peaks in 189 days Former Gurkha Nirmal Purja completed feat in six months and six days.
All 14 x 8,000m Peaks in 189 Days by Nirmal 'Nims' Purja Nepalese mountaineer, former Gurkha and special forces soldier Nirmal 'Nims' Purja has completed his 'Project Possible' challenge, climbing all 14 peaks over 8,000 metres in a record 6 months and 6 days. Purja summited Shishapangma at 08:59 local time this morning.
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Nominate a volunteer for a 2020 BMC award BMC members are invited to nominate a volunteer for an award recognising the vital contribution volunteers make to the work of the BMC. The following three awards will be presented at the Presidents Dinner during the 2020 BMC AGM weekend at Plas y Brenin on the 13 June 2020:.
Recap and Photo Gallery: IFSC Inzai World Cup 2019-Lead The final event of the 2019 World Cup season saw new names in finals, a comeback, and a strong finish for the US team.
Replay: IFSC World Cup 2019 Inzai-Lead Watch a full replay of the lead competition from the Inzai event of the 2019 IFSC World Cup season.
BMC Paraclimbing Championships - THE RESULTS Saturday saw the National competition season draw to a close with the Paraclimbing Championships taking place at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
Skye Winter Festival 2020 7 days of stepping straight out of the door and into a Cuillin winter wonderland. This was how the festival started back in 2012! The Glen Brittle Memorial Hut is situated at the foot of the southern Cuillin with easy access to Coir' a Ghreadaidh, Coir' a' Banachdaich, Coire Lagan and Coir' a' Ghrunnda.
The results are in - Winter Series round 1 Thu 24th was a busy night for TCA. Not only did the expansion of The Mothership in Bristol open for the first time, but for the very first time, we held a round of the Winter Series comp at The Prop Store in Glasgow. Both cities were officially jumping!
Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl climbing Magic Mushroom up El Capitan, Yosemite The video of Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl making the first repeat of Magic Mushroom, El Capitan, Yosemite, in December 2017.
Still time to enter Get full details for the Corporate and Student Accumulator Winter Series comps. Thanks to everyone who came to the grand opening of the Mothership expansion on Thursday. We had an amazing night. That evening also saw the start of our Winter Series comp.
Winter Skills Courses for 2020 Established in 1992 Talisman Mountaineering - Cairngorm Guides - Aviemore specialise in winter skills, climbing and guiding in the Cairngorms. This is a day to day OR monthly diary of what we get up to on our courses and the winter conditions in the Scottish mountains…!
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Blast from the past - Dachstein Mitts. After yesterday's wee blog on Wind - suits I got a few photos of Wind - suits and the famous Dachstein mitts. Looking through some of the climbing forums it was amazing to see how so many "tigers" berated them. As clumsy and overall an awful glove. In there day they were a great bit of kit for there time.
IFSC Lead World Cup Inzai 2019: Report IFSC commentator Charlie Boscoe puts down his headset and reports on the final IFSC Lead World Cup of the 2019 season in Inzai, Japan. Just two months on from the IFSC World Championships in Hachioji, we were back In Japan this weekend for the final Lead World Cup of the season.
Changing behaviours access conference 2019 There are still a few places remaining - this year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
The Mountain - On ITV in England, Scotland and N Ireland on Monday 28th October. Snowdon – the King of Snowdonia’s peaks. On the busiest mountain in Britain it’s no surprise that the mountain rescue team is also the busiest”. Series one of the “The Mountain” aired in 2014 on ITV Wales and series two was a six part series that aired in Wales this year.
Oakley Launches Clifden Mountaineering Sunglasses To Help You Focus On Adventure Chasing adventure in the snow can often be hazardous and difficult to navigate. Oakley, famous for their sports sunglasses, have developed the Oakley Clifden, the ultimate mountaineering specs built to protect against the elements.
Classic Gear - wind-suits. In the RAF we were lucky we had always a contact or folks in the team who could make things. The Safety Equipment could turn and old parachute into a basic wind - top or suit if you chatted to them and provide Zips and some cash. I had some great gear made in my many years with the RAF MRT.
Looking back - on Cycle to Syracuse and looking after your Mental Health. This time last year I was a small part of the team that completed the Cycle to Syracuse an incredible trip to the USA. This was to commemorate the Lockerbie Tragedy on its 30 th anniversary. The cycle ended at Syracuse University where sadly 35 Students were killed in the crash.
How to Not Climb Mt. Hood It's 1:00AM and lit only by the moon outside the window of our Timberline Lodge room. After just two hours of sleep plagued by nightmares featuring falling off steep frozen cliffs, Lindsay and I pack up for our first ascent attempt of any mountain ever.
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How to be Appealing to Expedition Sponsors This is the first of a series of articles that will cover how to be appealing to expedition sponsors. Learn about social engagement, brand recognition and reputation management.
Every picture tells a story it's so worth taking them. Today saw the first over the radio of roads and a few cars stuck in the snow near the Lecht in the Cairngorms. Is winter on its way. I saw the photo below on the RAF MRT Instagram Account. It was of the late Al MacLeod ice climbing in the Cairngorms I think.
Brooke Raboutou and the heritage of Robyn Erbesfield, Didier Raboutou The first episode of L’héritage, the documentary about highly talented rock climber Brooke Raboutou, daughter of Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield.
Michele Boscacci, ski mountaineering in a family of champions Growing up in the limelight isn't easy, and if you are the son of a world champion you know this well. But not all stories are the same. La Sportiva storyteller meets Michele Boscacci to understand how the relationship with his father led him to become one of the strongest ski mountaineers in the world.
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Mountaineering legends to host event at Kendal pub EXPEDITION legends are hosting a special event at Kendal's oldest pub as part of the town's Mountain Film Festival. Mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott will host a three course dinner and speaker event at Ye Olde Fleece Inn on Saturday, November 16, at 7pm.
FRI NIGHT VID: Brooke Raboutou - L'Héritage This week's Friday Night Video follows the climbing and family origins of Team USA climber Brooke Raboutou, who qualified for an Olympic quota place in Hachioji, Japan this August. As a new…
PRESS RELEASE: Introducing The Adventure Hub, Bamford - a brand new Bouldering Wall in the Hope We are excited to announce that since building our small wall a couple of years ago, we are mid way through expanding our bouldering facility so that it is big enough to open it out to the public.
REVIEW: SNAP Guts Bouldering Mat Rob Greenwood justifies his recent trip to Font with a thorough look at SNAP's latest pad, the curiously named 'Guts'.
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Remembering Jerzy Kukuczka, the legendary Polish mountaineer In 1988 he was back in the Himalayas where, with Artur Hajer, he established a new route up the South Face and East Ridge of Annapurna I East in alpine style. His main interest, however, lay in the unclimbed south face of Lhotse, a challenge described by many as both impossible and the last great problem of the Himalaya.
Boy, 10, praised for bravery after mother's Scottish mountain fall Mountain rescue team praises boy who managed to reach his mother on steep ground.
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Getting to the top means your only half way there. "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory." Ed Viesturs The photo above is after a wild day on Lochnagar a magic mountain. Yet it has always taxed me to the full on several occasions especially winter climbing. It seem that when the wind blows it can be so bitter, more so than other hills. It also has great hil lwalking and the circuit of 5 Munros is a classic day.
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Silver in European Youth Lead Championships for Toby Roberts Fresh from his win at the European Youth Boulder Championships in Brixen, Italy, in September, 14-year-old Toby Roberts picked up a silver medal in the Youth B category at the European Youth Lead Championships in Voronezh, Russia, last weekend.
Mountaineering Scotland Some of the first snows of winter are expected this weekend. It may still only be October, but hill walkers have been warned they should be prepared for winter conditions. And with the days shortening and clocks going back an hour this weekend, darkness will be coming a lot sooner, making a headtorch an essential piece of kit.
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Tengi Ragi Tau virgin West Face climbed alpine style by Alan Rousseau, Tino Villanueva American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made a rare ascent of Tengi Ragi Tau in Nepal. Climbing alpine style for 5 days, the duo established a new route up the hitherto unclimbed west face.
Looking after each other on a winter hill day. It's hard to try to pass a message about looking after each other on the mountains when I love going out alone. I always tell folk where I am going and have my own safety network of mates and family. We can all have a problem so no matter how experienced you are accidents can happen.
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.