Dave MacLeod has repeated Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild, ~8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal. This was the 37 year old's first of... Read more
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Chamonix-based alpinist Dave Searle gives his top ten tips for moving faster in the mountains.
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The Finest Routes in the Alps: Grand Combin
On the Alpine horizon Grand Combin appears like a giant stepping stone. It is isolated as the only 4000m peak between the Mont Blanc massif and the smorgasbord of high mountains around Zermatt.
It is also much less frequently climbed than any of the major peaks in the adjacent areas due to its relative inaccessibility. The principal summit, the Combin de Grafeneire is the culmination of a long ridge and plateau.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Aletschhorn
After a winter with plenty of snowfall most glaciers across the Alps will have their crevasses well bridged. Though technically not difficult the North-East ArÍte of the Aleschhorn is a remote and strenuous undertaking.
The Aletschhorn is a massive and shapely peak that dominates the southern flank of the Bernese Alps. It is the second highest peak in the range after the Finsteraarhorn. On the summit, high above the Rhone valley, it feels like being on the hinge of the Alps.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Breithorn
February is definitely not peak season for Alpine mountaineering. It is cold, slow and challenging climbing in winter... perfect time to have a bit of an adventure. As we saw last month, with a judicious choice of route we can still get out on the highest peaks in the depths of winter.
In this second part in the series "The Finest Routes in the Alps", Ben Tibbetts takes us on a journey across the East-West traverse of Breithorn.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Gran Paradiso
January in the Alps. Most of us are thinking of climbing valley based icefalls or hunting the next powder turns. It's the coldest time of year and there is an abundance of loose powder snow. The avalanche risk is often considerable or high. Can we still get out on the highest mountains?
In the first part of this series of 12 articles, Ben Tibbetts shows us the summit of one of the Alp's most spectacular mountains. The Gran Paradiso.
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- Thu 5th: BMC Alpine Skills Lecture with Calum Muskett & Steve Long (Southampton)
7.30pm University of Southampton
- Thu 5th: BUXTON - Banff Mountain Film Festival
7:30pm, Buxton Opera House
- Fri 6th: YARM - Banff Mountain Film Festival
7:30pm - Princess Alexandra Auditorium, YARM
- Fri 6th: Sella Climbing Festival - CANCELLED
Three day climbing festival in Sella, Costa Blanca.