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Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger

Interview Outspoken - Tyler Landman

The name Tyler Landman is synonymous with British bouldering. At age 15, he repeated Jerry Moffatt's iconic problem The Ace which overlooks Stanage Plantation. The ascent was a key milestone in Tyler's progression and afterwards, he continued through the upper echelons of hard bouldering. Recently, Tyler featured on the Outspoken Podcast and talked about finding 'balance, perspective and commitment' in different walks of life; from climbing to studying neuroscience and medicine. He explains the valuable lessons that climbing taught him and how he applied them elsewhere. We spoke to Tyler about the podcast and asked him about the key moments in his climbing career, how they shaped and influenced him going forward and where climbing fits into his life now:

The joys of taking your family climbing  © mark s

10 Climbing Stories We Liked in 2020

Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4
Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4

Interview The Great British Bake Off's Marc Elliott: Climber, Amputee and Star Baker

The Great British Bake Off quarter-finalist Marc Elliott is not only a mean baker, but a keen climber and a UKC user. Following his appearance on the hit Channel 4 series, we managed to join the GBBO media buzz and...

Crag Notes: Mourne  © Andy Moles
Crag Notes: Mourne  © Andy Moles

Crag Notes Mourne

In this month's Crag Notes, Andy Moles goes back to the Mourne Mountains of his homeland. "This was where it started, for me; a territory contained enough to be homely, wild enough to inspire". 

UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry
UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry

UKC Christmas Climbing Quiz 2020

2020 has been a year of ups and downs, but mostly downs. The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the headlines - even on UKC - and we...

UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge 2020: Babies as additional weight are optional.  © Ashleigh Naysmith/Kenny Stocker
UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge 2020: Babies as additional weight are optional.  © Ashleigh Naysmith/Kenny Stocker

The UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge

Christmas will be unconventional this year, as many people around the world find themselves locked-down at...

The author on Bloody Sunday in Huntsmans Leap, Souls takes the wall some way left  © Toby Dunn Collection
The author on Bloody Sunday in Huntsmans Leap, Souls takes the wall some way left  © Toby Dunn Collection

Toby Dunn's Desert Island Routes

Toby Dunn writes about his Desert Island Climbs and reminisces not only about the climbing itself but those he...


Lancet edge in the wind  © gregor

Avalanched on the Lancet Edge - a Cautionary Tale

Mountain rescue expert Dave 'Heavy' Whalley recalls a serious incident in the early 1970s, a time when avalanches in Scotland were poorly understood. These days we have far more information to help make safe decisions - if we choose to use it.

Is it Kalymnos? No – it’s Foxhole on Gower – Jon Warner on Chicken Licken (6c).  © Tom Skelhon
Is it Kalymnos? No – it’s Foxhole on Gower – Jon Warner on Chicken Licken (6c).  © Tom Skelhon

South-West Sport Climbing

September heralded the fast approaching end of the summer climbing season with many praying for an eternal Indian summer to get that last project clean. However, truth be told, the deteriorating weather can turn many crags into a dank seeping mess within...

Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey
Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey

Scrambling Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

With acres of perfect slabs in a stunning island location, the Dubh Ridge isn't only one of the longest rock climbs in the UK, but also has to be among the most enjoyable at any grade. Dan Bailey and Nick Brown load up for an overnight trip to this laid-back...

About to board the ICE 19 from Brussels to Cologne  © Glyn Hudson
About to board the ICE 19 from Brussels to Cologne  © Glyn Hudson

A Guide to Climbing Trips in Europe by Train

Train travel enthusiast Amy Underwood Thompson shares some tips for planning and enjoying more...

Paul Swail on Etat de Choc  © Will Sim
Paul Swail on Etat de Choc  © Will Sim

Chamonix Jams

John McCune takes us on a tour and relives his experiences on the best of Chamonix's jamming cracks. As mixed climbing conditions become...

Naomi Buys on Scoop Wall  © Mike Hutton
Naomi Buys on Scoop Wall  © Mike Hutton

Stoney Middleton - Historical Relic or Overlooked Gem?

Stoney's legendary polished walls have been a forcing ground for generations and many...

On Collie's Ledge, the alternative to King's Chimney  © Adrian Trendall
On Collie's Ledge, the alternative to King's Chimney  © Adrian Trendall

Scrambling Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

Adrian Trendall, author of new Cicerone guide Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse, explains how to smooth the hardest edges...


Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie

winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare,...

Who wouldn't want a bit of that? But learn the winter walking essentials before you try running!  © Charlie Sproson, Mountain Run
Who wouldn't want a bit of that? But learn the winter walking essentials before you try running!  © Charlie Sproson, Mountain Run

Running Walk Before You Run - winter skills for hill runners

There are a lot of strong runners out there, but those coming to winter hill running without a grounding in mountain skills may not appreciate the severity of the challenge posed by snow on the hills, says fell running guide Keri Wallace. Here...

Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall
Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 5 - Observations on the Hill

Forecasts are great tools at the planning stage, but once out on the hill you'll have to rely on your own observations and judgement. In the final part of our series Will talks us through the vital skill of staying alert and open minded.

A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna
A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 4 - Planning and Decision Making

In part 4 of our series on winter weather and avalanche forecasts, Will breaks down the planning and decision making process into a clear, step-by-step system, which can be used whether you're walking, skiing or climbing.

Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey
Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 3 - How to Use the SAIS Website

Whether you're heading to the Scottish winter hills to walk, ski or climb, the SAIS website is an essential resource. In part 3 of our series instructor Will Nicholls of Plas y Brenin guides us through the many useful features of the site.

part 2 montage  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 2 – What to Look For in the Weather Forecast

With an eye to the forecasts, we've been able to get out in dreamlike conditions on the Aonach Eagach  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 1 - How Forecasts Work Together

Practising mantles in the bedroom  © Andrew Chen

Movement Training for Climbing at Home

Jim Pope training on a home board 3x2  © Sam Pratt

How Lockdown influenced Training for Climbing


Expedition and Alpine Winner 2019  © Alistair Todd

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2019

Paul Cox on Right Eliminate, Curbar  © Mike Hutton

The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Curbar

Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2018

Jack Lawdedge on Trail of Dreams E4 6A  © Mike Hutton

The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Rhoscolyn


Ally quests out on a traverse pitch as the clouds start to boil  © Simon Smith Collection

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 remote valley in central Patagonia.  In January 2020, Simon Smith, Alasdair Fulton, Graham Dawson and Rob Lovell travelled t...

James Taylor leading the crux runnel pitch - 8a  © Alun Richardson
James Taylor leading the crux runnel pitch - 8a  © Alun Richardson

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 new route on the south face of Pedra Baiana; an 800m granite monolith.

El Portrero Chico  © Jacob Roman
El Portrero Chico  © Jacob Roman

El Potrero Chico - Multi-pitch Sport Climbing in Mexico

'The idea of going to El Potrero Chico, Mexico was agreed on. I got in touch with Peter to say I was going to be in North America between February and March. Wanting sunshine and multi-pitch sport climbing El Portrero kept coming...

Big exposure on Riso Patron Sur.  © Silvan Schüpbach
Big exposure on Riso Patron Sur.  © Silvan Schüpbach

Expedition Riso Patron Sur

In February/March 2018, Matteo Della Bordella (ITA) and Silvan Schüpbach (SUI) climbed the Riso Patron Sur in Chile,...

Benno on pitch 9 of Alexandra Supernova.  © Benno Wagner
Benno on pitch 9 of Alexandra Supernova.  © Benno Wagner

New Multi-Pitch in Kyrgyzstan - Alexandra Supernova

"Kyrgyzstan! Wow! Where is that? Can you climb there?" Almost everyone asks me this whenever I start...

The team on the summit  © GMHM
The team on the summit  © GMHM

New French Route on Baffin Island

In May, a team from the Chamonix-based GMHM (the French mountain military) opened a new route on Baffin Island, Canada....

Ciaran on approach  © John Proctor
Ciaran on approach  © John Proctor

Jiptik Valley 2016

In July of this year, Robert Taylor, John Proctor, Ciaran Mullan and Phil Dawson headed to the Jiptik valley in Southeast Kyrgyzstan....


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