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Popular Feature Articles of 2009

May 2009

thumb 23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on... Read more

Jan 2009

thumb The truth about mountain rescue on Snowdon, where the busiest voluntary team struggles against the elements, emotions and... Read more

Feb 2009

thumb UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes a look at the recent deaths on Snowdon. Walkers have fallen down the cliff of Clogwyn Coch, which... Read more

Aug 2009

thumb In this video from Black Diamond, Alex Honnold takes on some of the nastiest cracks at Indian Creek, Utah. "Finger cracks are... Read more

Sep 2009

thumb UKC User Heike has recently had quite an adventure... Was it a big sea cliff? A mixed route on the Ben? Multi Pitch Sport?... Read more

Jul 2009

thumb UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard and Gear Editor Kevin Avery take us through some snap shots of the new gear on show at the huge... Read more

Sep 2009

thumb Alex Puccio is one of the USA's top female boulderers. She featured strongly in the UKC End of Year Articles 2008. She recently... Read more

Sep 2009

thumb Andy Cave has over twenty years of alpine climbing experience. He is a qualified UIAGM mountain guide and author of two books;... Read more

Popular Destination Articles of 2009

Feb 2009

thumb The beautiful forested area around Fontainebleau is well known amongst climbers as a bouldering "Mecca." However for newcomers it... Read more

Oct 2009

thumb With its warm winter climate and perfect limestone, Turkey is becoming the holiday destination of choice for the rain-washed... Read more

Sep 2009

thumb If "crazy verticality and lonely freehanging abseils in cathedral silence" sound like your kind of thing, then you better read... Read more

Jan 2009

thumb The Gorge at El Chorro is a huge limestone defile that slices through the mountain range just 50km inland from the city of... Read more

Nov 2009

thumb Situated in Lochaber, Scotland at the west end of the Grampian mountains and close to the town of Fort William, Ben Nevis is the... Read more

Popular Skills Articles of 2009

May 2009

thumb Ever wondered what people mean when they talk about "dynamic belaying"? This article describes how you can use dynamic belaying... Read more

Sep 2009

thumb The abrasive nature of the rock combined with the moisture-absorbing properties of chalk will dry your skin out. When your skin... Read more

Jun 2009

thumb The Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) qualifies you to take groups of people walking in the UK. It does not cover remote or... Read more


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