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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 environmentally friendly climbing trips around Europe... Across Europe restrictions are lifting, travel corridors are opening and train services are resuming. The European Commission has also proposed making 2021 the Europ...


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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 rarer, the jamming experience is becoming highly sought after in the high granite peaks.

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 of the country's most influential climbers have cut their teeth here. 'Stoney' as it is affectionately known, is undoubtedly the most...

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

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 off the ridge, making it a more realistic prospect for iffy weather or less able climbers. We're dreaming of the day COVID-19 is over and...

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Helsinki Bouldering

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Paul Phillips climbing Arabesque (7a) on Escalera Arabe  © Mike Hutton
Paul Phillips climbing Arabesque (7a) on Escalera Arabe  © Mike Hutton

El Chorro

The Gorge at El Chorro is a huge limestone defile that slices through the mountain range just 50km inland from the city of Málaga, in the province of Andalucia. This striking landmark is one of the World's most famous sport climbing destinations and was one of the first areas in Europe to...

Dreamboat Annie at Porth Clais - Beginners' Pembroke article montage  © UKC Articles
Dreamboat Annie at Porth Clais - Beginners' Pembroke article montage  © UKC Articles

Beginners' Pembroke

Talk to any keen and accomplished trad climber in the UK about Pembroke and you'll see their eyes light up. Let them loose and they could end up boring you to death for hours with endless tales of classic routes that you haven't yet done. So what is it about...

Bytilith Wall at Talfarach  © Eilid D Hughes
Bytilith Wall at Talfarach  © Eilid D Hughes

North Wales Bouldering

North Wales is one of the UK's premier bouldering destinations. Home to a variety of rock types surrounded by stunning views, it's an area that should be on every boulderers hit list. From the beautifully situated beach bouldering at Porth Ysgo, to the...

Endless Boulders  © Nick Brown
Endless Boulders  © Nick Brown

Bouldering in Hampi, India

The first thing you notice when you wake up on the train or bus that is taking you to Hospet, is the amount of granite surrounding you is gradually increasing. Miles and miles of huge boulders and monoliths scatter the truly breathtaking landscape. I've...

It's not all about the bouldering in Val di Mello...  © James Rushforth
It's not all about the bouldering in Val di Mello...  © James Rushforth

Val Masino / Val di Mello

Rab Carrington climbing the exquisite Rainbow at Sector Micro Theos with the Myrtoon Sea behind  © Graham Hoey
Rab Carrington climbing the exquisite Rainbow at Sector Micro Theos with the Myrtoon Sea behind  © Graham Hoey

Leonidio Limestone

Mark Bullock on a lonely evening solo of Lynx VS, Great Links Tor  © James Clapham
Mark Bullock on a lonely evening solo of Lynx VS, Great Links Tor  © James Clapham

Dartmoor

A classic Bohuslän landscape  © Stefan Wulf
A classic Bohuslän landscape  © Stefan Wulf

Bohuslän, Sweden

The Ridges of Norway's Jotunheim

Iceland - Not just for Geysers!

Bouldering in Oukaimeden, Morocco

Yosemite National Park