January 2008 Search News

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31 Jan 2008

thumb Ioan Doyle, 17, from Bethesda, North Wales, is a young climber of exceptional talent and promise. He is starring in a film... Read more

30 Jan 2008

thumb The family of Jonathan Conville established the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) after he died on the Matterhorn in the... Read more

30 Jan 2008

thumb I can remember being in some bar in Bishop, California talking to Matt Heason and his soon-to-be-wife Sophie about Matt's plans... Read more

29 Jan 2008

Earlier this month Chris Rowlands, Simon Marsh and the staff of DMM whittled down the 121 My First Outdoor Lead essays to their... Read more

28 Jan 2008

thumb Opinions about Steve Dunning's new guidebook to Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering that we previewed at UKClimbing.com (link) are... Read more

27 Jan 2008

thumb Big news from Patagonia. Dougald MacDonald reports. 'Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley have completed the much-discussed—and... Read more

25 Jan 2008

thumb Reported by the BBC Plans to build one of Europe's biggest wind farms on the Isle of Lewis are set to be turned down. More... Read more

23 Jan 2008

thumb Signs in the mountains are a contentious issue with most serious hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers against them. But with... Read more

23 Jan 2008

thumb Nick Bullock, currently in Chamonix for the winter, reports a possible new start to the Cecchinel-Jager '68 summer route on the... Read more

23 Jan 2008

thumb Mike Robertson and Rich Mayfield climbed Blackpool Tower yesterday, onsight, just missing the cut off for Jack Geldard's UK Trad... Read more

22 Jan 2008

thumb The first of our climbing reports for the year in climbing 2007 has now been published. UK Trad 2007 by Jack Geldard takes a... Read more

22 Jan 2008

thumb Think you are too old to perform at the highest rock climbing levels, think again? The Italian alpine guide, 48 year old... Read more

21 Jan 2008

thumb Breaking News - Just In UKC's evergreen roving reporter - Roberta Jinglestop has some amazing info on a cutting edge first... Read more

19 Jan 2008

thumb Outstanding and Inspirational! Wills Young reports at the bishopbouldering.blogspot.com "Yesterday (Friday) afternoon,... Read more

19 Jan 2008

thumb The UK's volunteer Mountain Rescue teams are frequently called out by hill walkers for petty reasons and it is streching them to... Read more

19 Jan 2008

thumb There have been several discussions on the forums this week about the Japanese Whaling ships in the Southern Ocean and the... Read more

18 Jan 2008

thumb Heads up for some informal climbing wall competitions this winter. Running from Monday 21 January to Sunday 3 February, there... Read more

18 Jan 2008

thumb Organizers of the Piolet d'Or, the best-known prize in international mountaineering, have scrubbed plans for the 2008 award... Read more

18 Jan 2008

thumb You are confident in your gear placements and want to push your grade, but you daren't go for it. You've got the fear of... Read more

16 Jan 2008

thumb Jack Geldard - UKC's Assistant Editor, won the 2007 Mountain Literature Festival writing competition with his essay 'Under The... Read more

16 Jan 2008

thumb Paul Robinson has flashed Nagual, a “hard V13” at Hueco Tanks, Texas. Robinson “waited two years” to try Nagual, hoping for a... Read more

16 Jan 2008

thumb In the coming two weeks we have a huge spread of new articles and features; from Alpine Mountaineering through to Bouldering. ... Read more

15 Jan 2008

thumb Last Saturday (the 5th January) young Pete Whittaker made the first ascent of the direct finish to Braille Trail at Burbage... Read more

15 Jan 2008

thumb We have read all of the My First Outdoor Lead essays and have come up with a short-list of ten. It was very difficult for us to... Read more

15 Jan 2008

thumb In a forthcoming UKClimbing.com article on the UK Climbing Year 2007, Steve McClure looks ahead to 2008 and what he has... Read more

14 Jan 2008

thumb Will W and Andy P established two possible new winter routes in Lochnagar on Saturday. There is a short report and photographs... Read more

13 Jan 2008

thumb The BMC and the British Senior Lead Climbing Team are pleased to announce the new team for 2008 following the BMC/Holdz Team... Read more

11 Jan 2008

thumb We aren't all seasoned winter climbers well versed in self-arrest, assessing snow and weather conditions, axe and crampon work,... Read more

11 Jan 2008

thumb The highly successful Omega Foundation Expeditions to Antarctica have established yet another first ascent. This time of Mt.... Read more

11 Jan 2008

thumb "I continued hacking steps along the ridge and then up a few more to the right... to my great delight I realised we were on top... Read more

9 Jan 2008

thumb Mike Weeks of X1 Sports Insurance has just sent us details of a Gladiator-style climbing competition to be held at The Ordnance... Read more

8 Jan 2008

thumb If you missed the Kendal Film Festival in November, or want more festival action, coming next is Fort William Mountain Festival... Read more

7 Jan 2008

thumb In the first week of each month we will be publishing a summary of new articles that we have published at UKClimbing.com in the... Read more

6 Jan 2008

thumb Friday 04th January 2008 - Storm in the Cairngorms; Report by: Jonathan Yates. "With snow and cold temperatures forecast we... Read more

5 Jan 2008

5-day Forecast for the Lake District Produced by The Met. Office, Manchester Weather Centre Issued: Saturday, 05 Jan... Read more

4 Jan 2008

On November 20, a climber abseiled off the end of her rope whilst descending the Royal Arches in Yosemite, she fell over one... Read more

4 Jan 2008

thumb On the 1st of Jan 2008, experienced Mountain Guide Anton Wopereis was tragically killed near the summit of Mount Cook NZ. Anton... Read more

2 Jan 2008

thumb If you join the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) in January and February 2008 and pay by Direct Debit you will get 50% off... Read more

2 Jan 2008

thumb On 30th December Ian Parnell, Guy Robertson and Mark Garthwaite completed the second ascent of The Secret, Andy Turner's new... Read more

2 Jan 2008

Mick Ryan asked Pat Littlejohn a few questions about his OBE - see original news report below. When did you find out that you... Read more

2 Jan 2008

thumb As a climax to their Seven Walls - Seven Continents project, the Pou brothers have just climbed an important new route on the... Read more