THE TICKLIST: Seb Bouin climbs Change (9b+) and Anna Taylor's latest challenge

In this week's episode of The Ticklist, Rob Greenwood talks us through Seb Bouin's inevitable ascent of Adam Ondra's Change (9b+) in Flatanger, Norway, and updates us on Anna Taylor's latest challenge.

Meet Ralph, the First Canine Compleatist of the Grahams

When Ralph completed all 219 mountains on the 'Grahams' list on Creag Ghuanach in July, he...

Podcast Mountain Air - 8. J. Robert Harris on a Lifetime of Adventure

Dan Aspel tracks down the irrepressible New Yorker J. Robert Harris, veteran of dozens of backpacking journeys around the world. "When I first saw grass, I tried to smoke it" he recalls. So what drove a kid from the inner city...

Paralpinism and a First Ascent on Gulmit Tower

Earlier this summer, British climber and mountain guide Will Sim and German alpinist Fabi Buhl made the first ascent of a 900 metre route on the west face of Gulmit Tower in the Hunza region of Pakistan, using paragliders to approach their...

Interview Lauren Johnson - Winner (and Record Breaker) of the Montane Summer Spine Challenger

Just two years after she first found a love for hill running, Lauren Johnson broke the record on Montane's gruelling 108-mile Pennine race. What did it take to go from road runner to course beater, in such...

Climbers and Guides Adapt to Changing Climate and Landscape in the Alps

Rapidly deteriorating conditions across the European Alps due to rising temperatures are forcing mountain guides, their clients and independent teams to change their objectives as the risk of rockfall, avalanches and...

Reading 'Walking Home' on Crowden Tower, Kinder Scout, above an actual (rather than imagined) Edale  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

Will completed all 21 routes in 21 hours 45 minutes.  © Will Birkett

Interview Will Birkett on his North Wales Classic Rock Record

Wesley and Will, psyched for the challenge.  © Wesley Cole

The Peak 'Classic Rock' Challenge by Bike

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Deuter Speed Lite 25 Pack

With a shoulder harness that owes a lot to vest-style running packs, the Speed Lite is a comfortable, breathable and close-fitting pack that's ideal for summer on the hills, says Dan Bailey. 

Troll Astro Bouldering Pad

The Astro is Troll's first bouldering pad. From its carrying system to its firm (and replaceable) foam, this robust mid-sized UK-made pad is hard to fault at all, says Theo Moore. 

Exped Ultra 0° sleeping bag, Ultra R3 mat and Ultra Pillow

Lying down on the job, Dan Bailey checks out Exped's latest offerings for lightweight campers.

Open Comp Win a Pair of Dolomite 60 Dhaulagiri GTX

The 60 Dhaulagiri GTX shoe can boast top-quality finishes, like the upper in crazy horse leather and soft nubuck, decorated with sophisticated details and an evocative patch celebrating the historic ascent of Dhaulagiri. Here's your chance to w...

Open Comp Win a Pair of Unparallel Engage Lace

The Engage Lace UP is a comfortable, all-around climbing shoe that's now available with a fast lacing system. Here's your chance to win a pair!

Open Comp Win a Black Diamond Speed 40L

Our tried-and-true on-route alpine pack, proven everywhere from the Canadian Rockies to the Fitz Roy massif, the Black Diamond Speed is designed for lightweight performance on rock, snow and ice objectives the world over.

Gear News

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Vertebrate Publishing's Big Summer Sale

Until Wednesday 31 August, Vertebrate Publishing is offering up to 70% off a huge range of its award-winning climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking, cycling and off-road running books.

Explore far, wide and high with the Berghaus Remote Hike packs

Berghaus has added to its range of hiking equipment with the launch of the Remote Hike 35 and 25 packs. Robust and loaded with practical features, the Remote Hikes are designed for long days exploring trails, hills and...

Gibbon Slack Lines - Summer Fun!

 Many of us will know about and even have experienced the old climbers' campsite entertainment of "slack lining". What started off as an extreme activity exclusive to an elite niche of climbers is now accessible to all. Gibbon provides a wide range of...

Latest Deals

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Communications Officer

Hours: Full-time (37hr/wk) Salary scale: £26,835 – £31,266 depending on experience Location: Perth, Scotland (some...

Climbing Centre Duty Manager x2 - Warwick Sport

Climbing Centre Duty Manager x2 (100577-0722) Vacancy Type/Job category: Sports & Fitness Department: Commercial - Warwick Sport Salary:...

ClimbScotland Talent & Pathways Officer

Hours: Full-time contract (37hr/wk) Salary scale: £26,835 – £31,266 depending on experience Closing date: 5pm...

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