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29 Dec 2007

Pat Littlejohn has been awarded an OBE for his services to mountaineering. For those who aren't familiar with Pat here is a... Read more

29 Dec 2007

thumb The National Mountaineering Exhibition, which was opened at Cumbria's Rheged Centre in 2001 and has been enjoyed by tens of... Read more

25 Dec 2007

thumb Clinton Martinengo, Charles Edelstein and Stewart Middlemiss established the most difficult big wall line in South Africa on... Read more

25 Dec 2007

thumb The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) works on behalf of hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers (including ski mountaineers)... Read more

21 Dec 2007

thumb Dave Turnbull, CEO of the BMC, will be giving the first BMC Christmas Address to the climbing and hill walking nation at 3... Read more

20 Dec 2007

thumb On 12th December the Australian climber, Garth Miller flashed Inertia Reel Traverse at the Roaches, according to sources at... Read more

20 Dec 2007

thumb The last few days have seen blue skies and a hard freeze in Snowdonia. Routes have been climbed in thin conditions. The weather... Read more

20 Dec 2007

thumb PRESS RELEASE: CC Members reject the proposal to purchase a new hut in The Lakes. The EGM on 5 October called by the Committee... Read more

19 Dec 2007

thumb Phil Eastwood, the eccentric owner of the famous Grindleford Cafe in the Peak, has died after a heart attack he sustained while... Read more

17 Dec 2007

thumb Steve McClure has just had a great five day trip to Sella, Spain. Climbing at the Water Cave and Wild Side, Steve managed an 8c+,... Read more

17 Dec 2007

thumb " I remember belaying off a warthog on the Cobbler when all else I could find was a small and not very deep knifeblade (my... Read more

17 Dec 2007

thumb Patxi Usobiaga just keeps on trucking. This weekend, he climbed Mendeku, 9a, at Egino, his sixth 9a in the last three weeks; this... Read more

16 Dec 2007

thumb Tight action shots, mountain landscapes, sport climbing, bouldering, gritstone, the Alps, one of the UK's top onsight climbers,... Read more

14 Dec 2007

thumb On 12th December the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed the International Federation of... Read more

13 Dec 2007

Lindsay Griffin will be available to answer questions on the Rocktalk forum at UKClimbing.com on Monday, 17th December between... Read more

13 Dec 2007

thumb There must be something in the air. The day after Andy Turner's ascent of The Secret on Ben Nevis, exciting things are happening... Read more

13 Dec 2007

thumb The Basque climber, 27 year old Patxi Usobiaga onsighted 8c+ yesterday. A first. Some readers may remember a time when ascents... Read more

12 Dec 2007

thumb Fresh from his near ascension to the top of the Eiffel Tower (see the UKClimbing.com news report and video here), climber Mike... Read more

12 Dec 2007

thumb Fresh from his success on the Eiger North Face with Kenton Cool and Ian Parnell, 63 year old Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE is planning... Read more

11 Dec 2007

thumb A new section of footpath giving access to the North Face of Ben Nevis was officially opened on Monday by Cameron McNeish,... Read more

11 Dec 2007

thumb The Secret 70m - Andy Turner, Steve Ashworth, Viv Scott, 10 December 2007. "Once in a while in sport, the bar is significantly... Read more

10 Dec 2007

thumb Whit Magro and Kristoffer Erickson have free-climbed the classic Montana (USA) ice route Winter Dance, nearly ten years after its... Read more

10 Dec 2007

thumb UKClimbing.com is experiencing growing pains. The workload increases; we have more content, more readers, more advertisers and we... Read more

9 Dec 2007

thumb Alpinist Magazine housed all of its stock in the Kable News Company's Distribution Centre, Oregon, USA. On the 5th of December... Read more

8 Dec 2007

thumb BMC Cymru / Wales 2007, A Great Year 2007 has seen a positive upheaval for BMC Cymru / Wales. A fresh new team of... Read more

6 Dec 2007

thumb Ken Wilson hasn't responded to our requests for information yet, but the Outdoor Writers and Photographer's Guild in their latest... Read more

6 Dec 2007

thumb I got off a plane last Wednesday morning, picked up the car and started chugging down the M60 to the M67 and the Snake Pass.... Read more

5 Dec 2007

thumb "Today I completed the project I have been trying in Boulder Canyon.... I struggled to imagine there could be such an incredible,... Read more

5 Dec 2007

thumb The BMC Lakes Area Meeting and AGM was held at the Staveley Beer Hall on Wednesday 28th November and much progress is being... Read more

3 Dec 2007

thumb Patxi Usobiaga has concluded perhaps the most impressive week in sport-climbing history by repeating La Novena Enmienda... Read more

3 Dec 2007

thumb The UK's James Pearson, 21, aka Keen Youth, has just returned from a bouldering trip to Ticino in Switzerland where he made his... Read more

2 Dec 2007

thumb Lakeland mixed-master Steve Ashworth and mountain guide Tim Blakemore made an ascent of Sioux Wall (VIII,8, 5 pitches), Ben... Read more