November 2011 Search News

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30 Nov 2011

thumb Last month UKC and UKH Readers got behind the Mountain Rescue Services to help secure some much-needed funding via the NatWest... Read more

30 Nov 2011

thumb Last weekend (26/27 Nov) saw the UKC / Plas y Brenin 'Big Winter Climb' weekend take place at the Plas y Brenin centre in North... Read more

30 Nov 2011

thumb Although winter is still to hit in the hills a great crowd were involved at the Glasgow Climbing Centre (GCC) for the final round... Read more

29 Nov 2011

thumb Most of us probably buy more outdoor gear than we need, and end up with a cupboard full of old unwanted stuff that still has... Read more

29 Nov 2011

thumb Daniel Woods has made what is most likely the hardest flash ascent ever, Fred Nicole's Entlinge at Murgtal, Switzerland. The... Read more

28 Nov 2011

thumb Gabriele Moroni, who has been showing good form all year, has made the 2nd ascent of Adam Ondra's Masoniamoci at Masone near... Read more

28 Nov 2011

thumb Search and rescue as we know it will soon be a thing of the past as the Government today announced the long-anticipated... Read more

27 Nov 2011

thumb Nalle Hukkataival is in the US where he is doing what he does best. After Colorado, where he did Circadian Rhythm, 8B, at... Read more

25 Nov 2011

thumb This week's Friday Night Video is a Font bouldering short featuring Ethan Pringle from 'Sandstones'. He says: "Two crisps... Read more

25 Nov 2011

thumb After a period of uncertainty the future of the Roaches has been settled. The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) has been... Read more

24 Nov 2011

thumb Reports of hard repeats keep coming thick and fast from Switzerland these days. Paul Robinson, who himself fell off the top of... Read more

24 Nov 2011

thumb Adam Taylor, the low key local responsible for bringing 9a to Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Golden ticket 2009), has gone one... Read more

24 Nov 2011

thumb A quick reminder that the The Outdoors Show 2012 is being held at the ExCeL in London starting this Thursday 12th and... Read more

23 Nov 2011

thumb Proof that this certainly is an unusually warm autumn keep coming in. At the Austrian high altitude (~2000m) bouldering area... Read more

23 Nov 2011

thumb This year saw the second Battle of Britain at . This highly anticipated competition did not disappoint with a range of... Read more

23 Nov 2011

thumb After the Kranj WC, some of the competitors must have felt they still had some power and skin left and went to Misja Pec to try... Read more

22 Nov 2011

Saturday 15th October saw the inaugural Horseshoe Crag Care Day. A motley band of volunteers descended on Stoney Middleton... Read more

22 Nov 2011

thumb Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the second ascent of Leo Houlding's El Cap swan song The Prophet (E9, 500m). But the... Read more

21 Nov 2011

thumb British climber James Pearson has redpointed the granite sport route of The Source (8c+) on the Schwarze Wand, Zillertal,... Read more

21 Nov 2011

thumb Ondra Nevelik, or to be more correct, Ondrej Nevělík has repeated Toni Lamprecht's wrestling fiesta The Dagger, 8B+, at... Read more

21 Nov 2011

thumb This weekend's Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) was a roaring success. There was beer drinking, dancing, pizza eating and even some... Read more

19 Nov 2011

thumb 27crags picked up the news of Dai Koyamada having made the first ascent of a dream project of his at Kasagi, Japan. Dai found... Read more

18 Nov 2011

thumb This week's Friday nighter is from Louder Than 11: "Louder Than 11 would like to present a collection of rock climbs from... Read more

18 Nov 2011

thumb Jordan Buys has made the second ascent of Adam Hocking's recent Lakes addition of The Keswickian. This E8 7a is at Gouther... Read more

17 Nov 2011

thumb Guntram "GU" Jörg said it himself in the interview I posted yesterday: "...I have to go back to the other side tomorrow, over... Read more

17 Nov 2011

thumb Italian climber Hervé Barmasse has completed his 2011 project; to climb a new route on three major peaks of the Alps, namely the... Read more

17 Nov 2011

thumb If anyone is questioning whether Switzerland is where things are going down this autumn, well... think again. As reported... Read more

17 Nov 2011

thumb The future of one of Britain's premier crags is decided at the end of next week, as the Peak District National Park Authority... Read more

16 Nov 2011

thumb Guntram Jörg from Vorarlberg, Austria, has been a good boulderer for a long time. By "good" I mean loads of 8A's and 8A+'s all... Read more

15 Nov 2011

thumb Earlier this year Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards went on expedition to Gasherbrum II, Pakistan. The peak, which at... Read more

15 Nov 2011

thumb On November 5th at The Climbing Hangar in Liverpool, women from around Britain met up for the Women's Climbing Symposium... Read more

14 Nov 2011

thumb James Pearson has free climbed Joy Division (8b, 800m) on the Qualido wall, Italy. This large granite wall is one of the... Read more

14 Nov 2011

thumb Reports have been posted on the UKC/UKH Winter Climbing forum regarding the recent removal of the marker post at the top of... Read more

14 Nov 2011

thumb Adam Ondra seems to have made the first ascent of Terranova, an old project of his at Holštejn near his home in the Czech... Read more

14 Nov 2011

thumb The North Americans have kept themselves busy at Magic wood, Switzerland lately. Daniel Woods has been there for some time now... Read more

11 Nov 2011

thumb You've seen the photos. You've read the words. Now watch the video. Wideboyz climb Century Crack... Tom Randall... Read more

11 Nov 2011

thumb Climbers are teaming up with the Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV) on Sunday 20th November to remove rhododendron from the... Read more

10 Nov 2011

thumb The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has today issued advice urging hill walkers and climbers to take particular care... Read more

10 Nov 2011

thumb As previously reported on UKC, Mick Fowler and Dave Turnbull have succeeded in making the first ascent of Gojung (6310m) – also... Read more

9 Nov 2011

thumb Okay – who remembers Toby Benham? Toby (now 27) was the young gun from Australia who, after bumping into Rich Simpson in Siurana,... Read more

9 Nov 2011

thumb The two climbers stranded for a week on the Grandes Jorasses have been found dead by a rescue party today. Mountain guide... Read more

9 Nov 2011

thumb Cedric Lachat, who just came back from China where he attended the Petzl RocTrip, has made the first ascent of Speed intégrale... Read more

8 Nov 2011

thumb Have you enjoyed a summer of sport climbing in the UK this year? Did you tick your hardest redpoint? Run laps on that classic... Read more

8 Nov 2011

thumb The world's first permanent artificial avalanche transceiver training park was officially opened this morning by Shona Robison... Read more

8 Nov 2011

thumb Dan Varian and Ned Feehally have recently repeated the Andy Earl route of The Prow at Kyloe in the Woods, Northumberland. It is... Read more

8 Nov 2011

thumb This video, filmed and edited by Paul Robinson, shows Paul and Marijus Smigelskis climb some of their best and most difficult... Read more

7 Nov 2011

thumb On 24th February, 2010 Chris Walker lost his life when he was taken by an avalanche whilst descending from Buachaille Etive Mor.... Read more

7 Nov 2011

thumb Two climbers have been stranded in a storm on the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc range on the French/Italian border since... Read more

7 Nov 2011

thumb Recently, 20 year old Felix Knaub from Bayreuth just north of Frankenjura, Germany, made a repeat of Wolfgang Güllich's über... Read more

7 Nov 2011

thumb In this excerpt from Chuck Fryberger's "Core", the grand master of bouldering, Fred Nicole, gives us his view on bouldering,... Read more

7 Nov 2011

thumb Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have returned to Century Crack - the monster offwidth roof they climbed recently - and re-climbed... Read more

6 Nov 2011

thumb In August this year, four young Germans, Martin Schindele, Lukas Binder, Philipp Hofmann and Tobias Baur, made the first ascent... Read more

4 Nov 2011

thumb This week's Fri Night Vid is from . They say: "In this video Nico Favresse and Adam Pustelnik make the first repeat of... Read more

3 Nov 2011

thumb A new skiing forum has been added to the UKC and UKH forums (it is shared across both). This new forum will be the home for all... Read more

3 Nov 2011

thumb On the last day of the Petzl Roc Trip in the Getu valley, China, Gabri Moroni made an impressive first ascent of one of the... Read more

3 Nov 2011

thumb Walkers, climbers and skiers (not to mention local residents) heading to Fort William in early December should note that the... Read more

2 Nov 2011

thumb Steve Holmes and Neil Phillips have just returned from an unsuccessful attempt on the unclimbed Lunag V in a hidden corner of the... Read more

2 Nov 2011

thumb American climber Tommy Caldwell is currently on El Capitan in Yosemite, attempting his long-term project that links the aid... Read more

2 Nov 2011

thumb The awards season is upon us and it has begun well for British guidebooks. The Vertebrate Publishing book Peak District... Read more

1 Nov 2011

thumb Here's another video from Alvi Pakarinen with Nalle Hukkataival and a Finnish posse in Fontainebleau earlier this year. Nalle... Read more

1 Nov 2011

thumb Following on from yesterday's report, Petzl RocTrip China: Andrada's Corazón de Ensueńo UK climber Steve McClure gives us his... Read more

1 Nov 2011

thumb This Saturday (November 5th) see the first Women's Climbing Symposium at the Climbing Hangar in Liverpool. The symposium is the... Read more