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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.


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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 a few weeks. Normally, this is the time to book that winter fix to the Costa Blanca, Mallorca or Kalymnos to soak up some vitamin D and bag some holiday grades. Unfortunately this year the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic are hampering hot rock trips abroad. Beat the autumn blues with these South-West sport climbing spots...

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

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 environmentally friendly climbing trips around Europe... Across Europe restrictions are lifting, travel corridors are opening and train services...

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Black Eagle  © Nick Brown
Black Eagle  © Nick Brown

Rocklands, South Africa

In the past decade, Rocklands has emerged as one of the worlds most popular bouldering destinations. Each summer, the Northern Hemisphere empties and boulderers flock to the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa.

Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen
Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen

The Ridges of Norway's Jotunheim

Majestic and adventurous, the Jotunheim mountains are the true alpine peaks of Norway. If long sharp ridges are your thing, the area is a goldmine. Let local expert Jamie Simpson be your guide...

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

The Val di Mello in Italy has become famous internationally over the past decade through the Melloblocco bouldering festival, which takes place every year in early May and brings together thousands of climbers from all over the world. But whether you like...

Baraghaan, pinocchio 7b+  © Erfan Khoshkhoo
Baraghaan, pinocchio 7b+  © Erfan Khoshkhoo

Iran - The Undiscovered Adventure Capital

Up until the 1970s Iran was a regular destination for international teams, travelling to experience its undiluted culture whilst putting up gnarly Alpine routes on it's high peaks. Since then it's been "hidden under the heavy dust of...

Greg Chapman on Neverland 7B+.  © Lawrence Hughes
Greg Chapman on Neverland 7B+.  © Lawrence Hughes

Bouldering in Oukaimeden, Morocco

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

El Chorro

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

North Wales Bouldering

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

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