October 2008 Search News

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31 Oct 2008

thumb The Friday night video shows that Alpine dreams can be achieved in less than a week. Watch Rich Cross, Stu McAleese and Graham... Read more

30 Oct 2008

thumb It's official! Scottish Winter has arrived. Several teams have been out in the mountains; "Finally I can post about actual... Read more

30 Oct 2008

thumb Double Olympic gold medallist and National School Sport Champion, Dame Kelly Holmes showed her natural sporting ability... Read more

29 Oct 2008

thumb If the route that you called "the hardest route on grit" gets climbed in an hour and downgraded from E10 to E8, as James... Read more

28 Oct 2008

thumb Grit Update 5: The Promise, 2nd Ascent 28 October 2008 Today I managed to climb The Promise at Burbage North for its second... Read more

28 Oct 2008

thumb We have a preliminary report that Kevin Jorgeson, the visiting American climber (See UKC News, Parthian Shot Ground-Up) has... Read more

28 Oct 2008

thumb Chris McNamara founder of the guidebook company and website Supertopo.com is thinking of compiling and publishing a US classic... Read more

28 Oct 2008

thumb Sarah Clough writes... "There are special dates, and there are associated traditions.  Christmas  - exchange of gifts, Bonfire... Read more

27 Oct 2008

“What? Mountain rescue teams will have to pay £260,000 a year for radio use! I'm outraged!” Is a common response to the... Read more

27 Oct 2008

thumb Patxi Usobiaga has climbed the legendary sport route Action Directe (F9a) in the Frankenjura, Germany. Patxi succeeded on the... Read more

26 Oct 2008

thumb Thomas Huber has climbed three summits in Italy's Dolomites, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and B.A.S.E. jumped off two of them in a... Read more

25 Oct 2008

thumb In a recent trip to Sardinia, climbing prodigy Adam Ondra has made the first complete on-sight ascent of the classic route... Read more

24 Oct 2008

thumb Kevin Jorgeson Grounds Up Parthian Shot E9 6c (see news item below).Kevin writes on his blog, see below, and on the... Read more

24 Oct 2008

thumb Kevin Jorgeson, 24, one of the USA's top climbers renowned for his highball bouldering and solos (he's also climbed sport 8b+)... Read more

24 Oct 2008

thumb Whilst climbing and mountaineering is a sport long dominated by men, participation levels amongst women have increased and women... Read more

23 Oct 2008

thumb Last weekend's Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) went well with around 2,500 people visiting, Stevie Christie, director of... Read more

22 Oct 2008

thumb Deadline: 31st October 2008 UKClimbing.com are hosting an annual writing competition in conjunction with the International... Read more

22 Oct 2008

thumb Dedicated bouldering centre Climb Newcastle will be unveiled this Thursday 23rd October in Byker, just outside of Newcastle City... Read more

21 Oct 2008

thumb Buy tickets for KMF here www.mountainfilm.co.uk Clive Allen of Ascent Marketing and Matt Heason of Heason Events who are... Read more

21 Oct 2008

thumb Trad Films, in conjunction with next years Outdoor Show are giving six lucky aspirant filmmakers a big chance. Get kitted out... Read more

21 Oct 2008

thumb Chamonix, France: Unseasonably warm temperatures over the last 10 days has turned excellent North face climbing conditions into a... Read more

20 Oct 2008

thumb Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll are on a road trip in the USA. They have recently completed a new free route on El... Read more

20 Oct 2008

thumb Americans Matt Segal, Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson are stomping their way through several hard Grit test-pieces, including... Read more

17 Oct 2008

thumb Dave Graham is highly regarded as one of the top rock climbers to have come out of the US in the last ten years. Kevin Avery... Read more

17 Oct 2008

thumb "Probably the best footage I've ever filmed"This was Ben Pritchard's reluctant statement after he had been the hired cameraman on... Read more

17 Oct 2008

thumb Jackson, Wyoming — October 16, 2008 — Alpinist LLC, which publishes the climbing magazine Alpinist, runs the website... Read more

16 Oct 2008

thumb Scotland's capital sees the start of the three-day Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, Friday night, 17th October... Read more

16 Oct 2008

thumb Keith Sharples reports for UKClimbing.com from Raven Tor in the Peak District "On Tuesday a tsunami blasted Raven Tor in the... Read more

15 Oct 2008

thumb The world premiere for the much anticipated climbing flick ON SIGHT is tonight at the Sheffield Showroom Cinema. (Thurs 16th Oct)... Read more

13 Oct 2008

thumb In September United Utilites, owner of the popular Wilton Quarries near Bolton, Lancashire put this popular climbing area up for... Read more

13 Oct 2008

thumb James Pearson has written a very illuminating account of his new route, The Walk Of Life at the sea cliff Dyer's Lookout on the... Read more

13 Oct 2008

thumb Hans Florine, 44, of Lafayette, California and Yuji Hirayama, 39, of Hidaka, Japan set a new speed record for climbing the 870m... Read more

11 Oct 2008

thumb This week is the American Alpine Club International Climbing Editors Summit. UKClimbing.com Editor Jack Geldard is there with... Read more

11 Oct 2008

thumb American climber Ethan Pringle has repeated the hard trad route China Doll, in Boulder Canyon, USA. Pringle has been steadily... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb Sheffield based climber Tom Briggs has made what is thought to be the sixth headpoint ascent of Parthian Shot (E9) at Burbage,... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb John Mann MP for Bassetlaw told outdoor journalists and the BMC at a press briefing at the House of Commons that it is extremely... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb Katie Brown has onsighted the Regular Northwest Face (VI 5.12) of Half Dome, completing the 23-pitch route in about nine... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb Stewart Watson has topped off an already impressive year of climbing with the fifth ascent of Tao (F8c) at Piburger, Oetztal,... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has made an ascent of Ben's Roof (V10/Font 7c+) at Raven Tor - just after Leah Crane. This makes Mina's... Read more

10 Oct 2008

thumb Liam Desroy and Tyler Landman continue their run of form on Europe's desperate boulder problems. Reporting on his MoonBlog,... Read more

9 Oct 2008

thumb Jack Geldard, UKClimbing.com's Editor is away for a week representing UKClimbing.com at the American Alpine Club International... Read more

7 Oct 2008

thumb Over a hundred climbers and mountaineers, donning newly purchased dresses and suits, are visiting No. 10 Downing Street tomorrow... Read more

7 Oct 2008

thumb Leah Crane has climbed Ben's Roof (Font 7c+/V10) at Raven Tor in the Peak District. It took Leah a sustained effort over a... Read more

6 Oct 2008

thumb Back in July, Dave MacLeod succeeded on his hardest route yet; Echo Wall. A fearsome and dangerous arête climb, perched high... Read more

6 Oct 2008

thumb Sheffield-based mountaineer, Adele Pennington (42), has become the first British woman to climb Manaslu, in the Nepalese... Read more

6 Oct 2008

thumb It's November 1980 and I have been climbing for a year. Friday night I hitched up from a farm near Blackpool, where I was... Read more

5 Oct 2008

thumb Bill Pattison Onsights Three 6a+'s on his 74th Birthday Bill Pattison (MBE) of Gosforth, Wasdale (Cumbria) started climbing... Read more

4 Oct 2008

thumb On the 23rd September, 14 year-old Kitty Wallace from London became the youngest female British climber to redpoint a confirmed... Read more

3 Oct 2008

thumb Opening Saturday October 11th, Mountain Intelligence is a new climbing and mountaineering shop situated at 70 North Street in the... Read more

3 Oct 2008

thumb Dyno World-record holder Skyler Weeks has completed a first ascent of a huge new dyno problem in America. The problem named... Read more

2 Oct 2008

thumb On The Edge, Not Over It: Cotswold and Plas Y Brenin Team Up On Mountain Safety Website. The outdoor retailer Cotswold... Read more

2 Oct 2008

thumb Ray Wood reports on the DMM Website: Pete Robins and Ben Bransby, were deservedly chuffed to recently complete a Pembroke... Read more

2 Oct 2008

thumb John and Anne Arran have just returned from what they have described as 'their most adventurous big-wall expedition yet'.... Read more