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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 10th September Search:
Just over a week ago, despite being unable to compete in the final round of the Bouldering World Cup due to a broken leg, British bouldering and lead climbing champion Shauna Coxsey has still come an impressive third place in the overall World Cup. (read more)

In the Paralympic Games Karen Darke won a silver medal in the hand cycling time trial.

35 year old Ako Shillitoe and 19 year old student Lucy Mitchell have both redpointed the classic Gordale Scar sport route of Supercool (8a+). (read more)

Finally, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk redpointed the Raven Tor 8b+ Mecca - The Mid Life Crisis, becoming the first British woman to climb 8b+ in Britain, and the second British women to climb that grade anywhere. (read more)
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Photo of the Week
Avi and the Lenticulars, 45 kb
"Avi and the Lenticulars" © radson
Big Winter Climb, 74 kb

Plas y Brenin - The Big Winter Climb (24-25 November 2012)

For those of us who think ice is nice - winter is never far from our minds. If you think you might need to brush up on some winter skills before the coming season - then UKC and Plas y Brenin have just the weekend for you!

Two nights accommodation, meals, all your workshops and lectures for only £160

For more info and to book on the course visit the Plas y Brenin Website

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Forums
The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 7,300 new messages last week. Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. Some of the busiest of the 1000+ topics this week included:
*  Manchester Uni Fresher's Meet - Froggatt...
*  Large Student Clubs at Crags
*  Wow... Swanage has changed!!!
*  Crap belays
*  NEWS: Munro List Drops to 282
*  UKC fit club 286
*  is it too late to aspire to climb an 8000m peak?
*  NEWS: Double Rescue for Hapless (& Mapless)...
*  Best route you've done?
*  Shock loading equalised nuts
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was Blue Straggler.
Ardmore IOM, 98 kb

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Latest News
All the Latest News from the UK and around the world. No more waiting for next month's magazine:
Photos
Salathe Wall, Yosemite, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 148,600 images from UKClimbing users, with 286 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,733 votes, and the top voter was Fraser.

Congratulations to petemeads, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
All the dates you need in our Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets:
Latest Articles
Read our Latest Articles for inspirational rock destinations, interviews, gear reviews, competitions and much more:

INTERVIEW: Steve McClure - 2012: Steve McClure is one of the strongest climbers in the UK, first ascensionist of virtually all of Britain's hardest sport routes, no slouch on trad, and to cap it all off, he's a...
Morocco - Trekking The High Atlas : Outdoor guide Ed Poulter offers some top tips and a sample itinerary for a trekking holiday in Morocco. "Getting married and wondering where to go on honeymoon? That was exactly our...
INTERVIEW: Shauna Coxsey - World Cups, Broken Legs....: With just one round of the Bouldering World Cup to go, British climber Shauna Coxsey was sat in second place. Fit and in the form of her life, the young climber...
On the road: In this article, regular UKC contributor Charlie Boscoe reflects on the travelling and climbing lifestyle that many people aspire to. "I've been on the road for almost 4 months straight, and memories are...
COMPETITION: Twenty Recta Compasses To Win: Navigational Mobile Apps and GPS units are all very well, they are useful navigational tools, but you still need to take a proper map and a good compass into the hills with...
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