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24 Feb 2015

thumb Chamonix-based alpinist Dave Searle gives his top ten tips for moving faster in the mountains. Being able to climb harder or... Read more

18 Feb 2015

thumb As winter continues to grip the hills MCofS Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning looks at the risk factors and symptoms of... Read more

10 Feb 2015

thumb UKH and UKC are featuring a series of articles on key hill skills in association with Mountain Training. In this piece MIC... Read more

28 Jan 2015

thumb UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Some are easy to quantify and avoid and others are far more complex, but here Jack Geldard explores 8 common climbing accidents... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Tis the season to be merry, and if you are anything like us here at UKC it's not only the goose that's getting fat... With... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Dave Flanagan, author of new bouldering skills book Bouldering Essentials, shares some tips for tackling tricky top-outs... ... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Bouldering is viewed by many as climbing in its purest, most elemental form, the beauty of this being the ease at which you can... Read more

Aug 2014

thumb In this article, Personal Trainer Isabel Berg takes you through some useful stretches to help you warm up, reduce injury and aid... Read more

Popular Climbing Skills Articles

Dec 2014

thumb Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Some are easy to quantify and avoid and others are far more complex, but here Jack Geldard explores 8 common climbing accidents... Read more

28 Jan 2015

thumb UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Tis the season to be merry, and if you are anything like us here at UKC it's not only the goose that's getting fat... With... Read more

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May 2011

thumb This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and... Read more

Sep 2011

thumb Strong shoulders aren't necessary healthy shoulders. Ever had pain or twinges in your shoulders? In this classic UKC article... Read more

Mar 2003

thumb What is the ideal object for cleaning rock boots before you climb, and where can you get it? Why do all those E-silly climbers... Read more

Mar 2007

thumb Neil Gresham concentrates on bouldering and comes up with a five point plan to get more out of your bouldering. He includes a... Read more

Jun 2006

thumb Loved by student groups, dreaded by climbers. a series of tips on how to make your abseils run smoother. Read more

Mar 2007

thumb The first in a series of occasional articles by top climbers aimed at giving concise and easily digestible advice on how we can... Read more

Jul 2008

thumb A guide to where you should attach your belay plate. To your harness belay loop? Or to your 'rope loop'? Read more

Feb 2013

thumb Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing... Read more

Jun 2007

thumb Ever fancied climbing solo above the sea? Mike Robertson, one of the most experienced aqua-climbers in the world answers some... Read more