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War in Ukraine Climbing Never Die - A Film about Ukrainian Climbers in the Midst of War

IFSC commentator and EpicTV presenter Matt Groom writes about travelling to Ukraine during the Russian invasion to make the documentary 'Climbing Never Die' for the current Reel Rock 18 film tour.  On the journey to Kyiv by train, I shared a cabin with a bearded bear of a man who spoke very little English. I woke up to find him injecting insulin in the pale morning light of the swaying carriage. I asked him what Kyiv was like and he shook his head in sadness, unable to find the words. As we got up to leave the train, he pressed an old, heavy head torch into my hand. 'Take it, you will need it…there is not much light,' he said.

Interview Anna Wells on the Winter Munro Round

On 13th March, Anna Wells became the fourth person (and first woman) to complete a Munro round in winter, equalling the previous record of 83 days set by Martin Moran. Keri Wallace caught up with her to find out more about how she approached th...

Interview Siebe Vanhee talks Riders on the Storm, Dawn Wall and Conquering the Useless

Danny Vagnozzi interviews Belgian big-waller, social worker and all-round adventure athlete Siebe Vanhee following his role in the Belgian-American team that made the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm in...

Interview Jack Palmieri on climbing 200 8s in a year

After climbing 100 8s in a year in 2022, Jack Palmieri somehow managed to double that tally in 2023...

Interview Catherine Destivelle - Rock Queen

On International Women's Day, Anna Fleming speaks to French climbing icon Catherine Destivelle about her evolving...

Lines in the Sand - Crack Climbing on German & Czech Sandstone

An insight into the characterful crack climbing on the Elbsandstein towers of Germany...

The Edge of Time

Niall Grimes writes about Crispin Waddy's recent ascent of Master's Edge E7 6c at Millstone and how watching friends on the route brought...


Overlooked: Wharncliffe Bouldering

Jim Pope writes about the new, varied, and sometimes overlooked bouldering that Wharncliffe has to offer

The Best Beginner Multi-Pitch Trad Crags in North Wales

Looking to make the step up to multi-pitch routes? British Mountain Guide Polly Harmer recommends her top beginner spots in North Wales. If you've been trad climbing on your local crags and you're starting to plan a bigger...

Classic Winter East Ridge of Beinn a' Chaorainn

On a sunny winter day there's nothing better than a classic snowy ridge, reckons Dan Bailey. Here's a good one that should hit the spot for mountaineers of all abilities... 

The Six Classic North Faces Of The Alps

Luke Davies shares tips and tactics for climbing the six classic north faces of the European Alps—with some history to...

Dartmoor Bouldering - Gems in a Granite Setting

Grandly named 'Devonia's Alps' by celebrated author William Crossing, Dartmoor is formed by...

Top 10 Borrowdale Routes at VS and Under

Borrowdale is the perfect place to develop your trad climbing skills. It's a valley with a long and storied...

The Best of Peak Limestone Sport Climbing (6a – 7a)

It has been said that the Peak District is a difficult place to start sport climbing....


winter Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Walker, climber or skier, avalanches are a major consideration for all winter hill-goers. Ben Gibson, Mountain Safety...

From 'en pointe' to Redpoint: How Ballet Can Improve Climbing Footwork and Foot Health

Climbing is a sport of constant challenges and exhilarating heights, but it's also a sport that can take its toll on your feet. Whether cramming into your performance climbing shoes in order to tackle...

Top 10 Tips for Making the Move from Indoor to Outdoor Bouldering

Making the transition from indoor bouldering to rock can open up incredible climbing opportunities both at home and abroad, from Froggatt to Fontainebleau. As one of the most accessible (and social) disciplines in our sport,...

Where Climbers Go Wrong with Fall Practice

Hazel Findlay shares the bad habits that climbers can pick up - and fall into - when it comes to practising falling... Fall practice is a slightly sticky subject in climbing. Aside from being neglected or completely overlooked, it's often done...

How to Plan Your First Climbing Expedition

Eve MacCallum shares lessons learned from her first expedition to Greenland. Last autumn, I returned from a trip to East Greenland with my partner Harry and our friend Ollie, where we spent a month putting up new routes, summitting unclimbed...

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Mountain Air 16. Patrick Davies: The Diplomat Who Walked the Length of Britain

After a spell working alongside the Trump administration, perhaps it's no surprise that ex-diplomat Patrick Davies wanted a complete change in direction. Long distance walking gave him just that, he tells Dan Aspel, in the latest episode of the...

Mountain Air 15. Forecasting Avalanches With Mark Diggins of SAIS

Winter's coming, and the high tops have already seen the first snow. Throughout the season, walkers, climbers and skiers will be keeping a close eye on reports from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. So what's it like to work as...

Mountain Air 14. Dougie Baird, Mountain Path Builder

It's a tough job, and highly skilled, but the effort and expense of building and maintaining upland paths often seems to be taken for granted. Here Dan Aspel speaks with expert Dougie Baird of the Outdoor Access Trust For Scotland, on what it takes to...


Franco Cookson's Journey to the Mirror Wall

I fear that one day in the future I will think it was all worth it.

British Boulderers take on Rocklands

Billy Ridal, Orrin Coley, and Nathan Phillips talk us through their recent 2023 Rocklands trip.

Jacob Cook on The Care Bear Traverse

In January this year, Jacob Cook became the first British climber to complete the Care Bear Traverse, a link up of the first three summits of the infamous Fitz Roy Traverse. Climbing alongside good friend Tyler Karow, Jacob endured a series of...

Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins on their Greenland expedition

Earlier this year, a team of six kayaked ~450km along the west coast of Greenland,...

Post-Lockdown Alpine Antics

George Ponsonby recalls post-lockdown adventures in Chamonix... 19th March 2020. Matt and I were...

British First Ascents in Patagonia

In the hazy, distant past before the current pandemic, a team of Brits enjoyed their own form of isolation in a...

Runnel Vision – An expedition to find adventure in Brazil

James Taylor reflects on a trip to Brazil in 2019 where a strong team aimed to free climb a...


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