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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 we can all go back to Skye...


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Climbers on Mt Cook  © Calum Muskett

New Zealand – The South Island

Known for its wilderness, waterfalls, mountains and coastline, New Zealand's South Island offers a smorgasbord of adventure sports for the globe-trotting tourist. Tourism has been growing exponentially in New Zealand in recent decades and annual visitor numbers now almost match the population of the country. Despite this, outside of the most popular tourist hubs it's still possible to get away from the crowds and enjoy the remote valleys and coast that the South Island has to offer.

Matt Cooke on Relapse (8a) with the stunning backdrop of Pha Tam Kam valley  © Tom Skelhon
Matt Cooke on Relapse (8a) with the stunning backdrop of Pha Tam Kam valley  © Tom Skelhon

Sport Climbing in Thakhek – South East Asia's best sport climbing?

Since the Democratic Republic of Laos opened its borders to tourism in the mid '90s, and first route development in 2010, Thakhek is a relatively new destination and is fast becoming one of the top sport climbing...

L’Ultimo Jolly at Bausu Centrale, Val Pennavaire  © James Rushforth
L’Ultimo Jolly at Bausu Centrale, Val Pennavaire  © James Rushforth

Val Pennavaire - Finale Ligure's Lesser-Known Neighbour

Val Pennavaire, or 'Oltre Finale' as it was previously known, is an area that deserves to be on more people's radar. There are crags aplenty, classics in quantity, a plethora of routes across the grades, and a unique...

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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...

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

When people think of UK granite climbing, Dartmoor is quickly forgotten behind the famous Cornish sea cliffs or the paradise isle of Lundy. It's frequently only visited by climbers as a quick stopover on the way to or from their holiday in Kernow. But there's a lot more...

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...

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.

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

Bohuslän, Sweden

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

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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

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Eystrahorn - new route potential  © Rob Askew
Eystrahorn - new route potential  © Rob Askew

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