August 2008 Search News

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31 Aug 2008

On Friday a family of three from Peterborough fell off Sharp Edge, Blencathra in the Lake District. In a joint operation Keswick... Read more

28 Aug 2008

thumb Dougald MacDonald reports on the US website Climbing.com that Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou has recently redpointed the route Bad... Read more

28 Aug 2008

thumb "Leo Houlding is an unstoppable force in the hard-core arena of extreme sports" sprays the opening line of the 'Take Me To The... Read more

27 Aug 2008

thumb Liam Desroy has pieced together a hard new link in Parisella's Cave, namely the obvious Rock Atrocity – Clyde connection. Liam ... Read more

27 Aug 2008

thumb Renowned Slovenian alpinist Pavle Kozjek has been reported missing on the striking and seldom-climbed Muztagh Tower (7284m) in... Read more

26 Aug 2008

thumb Chris Craggs, perhaps the most prolific guidebook writer in the UK has just climbed his 1,000th route at Stanage in the Peak... Read more

26 Aug 2008

thumb The British team of Es Tresidder, Tony Stone, James Vybiral, Dan McManus, Tom Spreyer and Ged Desforges with Bavarian climber,... Read more

26 Aug 2008

thumb Rachael Crewe, a 22 year-old graduate ex-Nottingham Uni, has scooped the top prize in the UKC 'Be in my calendar competition'... Read more

26 Aug 2008

thumb Read more on the 8a.nu news page. Adam Ondra has on-sighted an almost vertical F8c, Absinth in Sparchen. "20m of crimping,... Read more

25 Aug 2008

Hope was fading fast last night for eight mountaineers missing near Mont Blanc after a powerful avalanche caused one of the... Read more

21 Aug 2008

thumb On the 15/08/08, James Noble head-pointed a first ascent on the Rabbits Head South Face on Jersey, naming the route Authentic... Read more

21 Aug 2008

thumb Several UKC users are reporting that all camp-sites around Bosherston in South Pembroke are closed due to flooding. If you are... Read more

21 Aug 2008

thumb Late in the afternoon of August 14, while guiding the New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, her husband Peter Davis, and ... Read more

19 Aug 2008

thumb Gone are the days when you could run an organisation like the BMC from a dusty backroom with a single filing cabinet.... Read more

19 Aug 2008

thumb Lucy Creamer has been keeping her sport climbing fitness high at Raven Tor, climbing the F8b link-up of Weedkiller Traverse in to... Read more

18 Aug 2008

thumb Moving pictures and sound are more powerful than words or pictures and yet these days almost anyone can put together a small... Read more

18 Aug 2008

thumb There were 30 entries for the Keith Sharples - Be in My Calendar Competition where you had to answer 6 multiple choice... Read more

18 Aug 2008

thumb Dave Anderson and Brady Robinson have free-climbed the full version of Karma de los Condores (V 5.11+R) in the Ishinca Valley of... Read more

18 Aug 2008

thumb On Friday the 15th of August James McHaffie and Pete Robins set to work on a 1 day attempt of The Quarryman E8 7a, Johnny... Read more

17 Aug 2008

thumb "Great Success Gypsy! The Cobra Crack is complete! Yes, the world continues to turn. President Bush is still the leader of the... Read more

16 Aug 2008

thumb From Dougald MacDonald's Blog: Of all the things I saw at the Outdoor Retailer show while reporting for the trade show's daily... Read more

15 Aug 2008

thumb Was an everyday morning here in Ambleside, still raining of course. I get up, check emails, check my news feeds and write my list... Read more

14 Aug 2008

thumb The latest on this years' Kendal Mountain Festivals (KMFF) being held 20th - 23rd November 2008. As reported at... Read more

13 Aug 2008

thumb Big things have been happening over in Denmark! The Bornholm Deepwater Climbing Festival has now finished, and it looks like the... Read more

13 Aug 2008

thumb Wife beating on Everest, porn in mess tents, robbery, demands for money and exaggerated claims from a Swedish alpinist. The... Read more

13 Aug 2008

thumb From Mike Weeks, organiser of the DWS festival that was to be held September 6th and 7th at Conner Cove and Winspit Quarry.... Read more

11 Aug 2008

thumb On Friday 8th August Andy Marshall and Eddie Barbour headpointed the 4th and 5th ascents of Tolerance E8 6c on Binian Tor,... Read more

11 Aug 2008

thumb Beyond Hope Ltd the UK distributors for prAna, Metolius, Evolv and Scapegoat are recruiting. They are after a Sales Rep, Customer... Read more

10 Aug 2008

thumb Italian alpinists Simone Moro and Hervè Barmasse have made the first ascent, in fast alpine style, of Beka Brakai Chhok (6,940m)... Read more

10 Aug 2008

thumb Dean Potter has made a "BASE solo" (or FreeBASE) of Deep Blue Sea (7b+, 300m, Rathmaier-Ruhstaller, 2001) on the west side of the... Read more

8 Aug 2008

thumb Yesterday afternoon Ian Jackson, 19, of Guisborough, fell in a sport climbing accident, whilst threading a chain at Les Gaillands... Read more

8 Aug 2008

thumb Every year Keith Sharples (Keith Sharples Photography), the photojournalist and climber, publishes a climbing calendar and this... Read more

8 Aug 2008

thumb The Tibetan Environmental Protection Bureau has announced plans for closure of the northern side of Mount Everest in an effort... Read more

7 Aug 2008

thumb The Prime Minister is hosting a reception for the BMC in 'Celebration of British Mountaineering' at No.10 Downing Street on... Read more

7 Aug 2008

thumb What: Hard Rock Festival II and South West Film Festival. When:15 to 17th August. Where: Mill Adventure Centre, South Molton,... Read more

6 Aug 2008

thumb Read Luca Signorelli's translation of Marco Confortola's account at UKClimbing.com, here. The last known survivor of the... Read more

6 Aug 2008

thumb The Westway Sports Centre in London is looking for a full time Climbing Wall Duty Manager: Salary £18,404. Full job... Read more

5 Aug 2008

thumb Bubbling under the surface of top trad climbing is a question: 'Do these big E grades really exist?' E grades are designed to be... Read more

5 Aug 2008

thumb Nicholas Rice writes from K2 Base Camp: August 5th 2008: Today, after a rainy night in base camp, I headed down to the empty... Read more

5 Aug 2008

thumb The Northumberland Mountaineering Club have arranged to have the trees at one end of this iconic crag felled. The work will... Read more

5 Aug 2008

thumb A new route was established last week by Russians Valery Babanov and Victor Afanasiev on the southwest face of Gasherbrum I... Read more

4 Aug 2008

thumb On the 31st July, Rob Mirfin (Mirf) made the first ascent of Cornelius E8 6c / Highball V9 at Ina's Rock, Staffordshire. Rob... Read more

4 Aug 2008

thumb Eleven climbers have died in north Pakistan trying to scale the world's second-highest peak, K2, reports say. An eyewitness... Read more

3 Aug 2008

thumb Agence France-Presse are reporting (link): ISLAMABAD (AFP) — At least nine mountaineers died near the summit of K2 when... Read more

2 Aug 2008

thumb A tragedy on K2 is unfolding. Report by Jason A. Hendricks. We have yet to verify this report with Jason. The reports are... Read more

1 Aug 2008

thumb From Dave MacLeod's blog Dated 25/07/2006 "It was last summer that I started to visit Ben Nevis again with an eye for new... Read more

1 Aug 2008

thumb Petzl have uploaded a video to demonstrate the correct technique to belay the leader with a Grigri. The video demonstrates the... Read more