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Climbing in Normandy

Hugo Da Roit introduces an unexpected climbing paradise in France's far north... Normandy is a region of France located in the northwest, mostly flat, filled with crops and cows. The region is known for its rich history with the Vikings, William the Conqueror and more recently for the Normandy landings during WW2. You may a...


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Climbing in Albania

The more I learn about Albania, the more interested I become in this small country that is full of potential but also multilayered and finding its feet, having isolationist, communist rule until the late 1980s and early '90s. There is a huge amount of limestone, diverse terrain, a Mediterranean climate, a shared border with Greece and coastline with Croatia, sitting East of Italy and visible from Corfu. Lee Simmons shares some tips for travelling and climbing in this Balkan country.

Namibia - Deserts, Mountains, Wildlife and Climbs

Robert Durran writes about the striking red granite domes and sculpted boulders in the mountains and desert of Namibia.

Running Mike Coppock, FKT on the Haute Route Pyrenees

In September 2021, Mike Coppock ran the fastest known time on the Haute Route Pyrenees, completing the classic 750km route solo and self-supported over 12 days. High mountain terrain and hefty daily distance and ascent made for a gruelling...

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A Masochist's Tour of Cornwall's Offwidths

It could be said that the wide world of offwidth cracks is an acquired taste! Representing the obnoxious hooligan of crack sizes. Stu Bradbury takes a look at both his experiences of offwidthing and some Cornish 'classics'.

Albarracin Spanish Sandstone Bouldering

Albarracin is an extremely popular bouldering destination in eastern Spain. Easily accessible, abundant in low to mid grade problems and with extremely reliable weather, the area is a fantastic alternative to Fontainebleau for a Spring or...

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...

Scrambling Lake District Scrambles: 10 of the best

John Fleetwood, author of Cicerone's two updated Lake District scrambling guides, lifts the lid on some of his favourite hands-on routes on the fells.

Stoney Middleton - Historical Relic or Overlooked Gem?

Scrambling Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

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Cochamó: Multipitch Madness in Chilean Patagonia

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