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The Best Beginner Multi-Pitch Trad Crags in North Wales

Looking to make the step up to multi-pitch routes? British Mountain Guide Polly Harmer recommends her top beginner spots in North Wales. If you've been trad climbing on your local crags and you're starting to plan a bigger multi-pitch trip, then North Wales is a great place to start. This relatively compact area off...


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Classic Winter East Ridge of Beinn a' Chaorainn

On a sunny winter day there's nothing better than a classic snowy ridge, reckons Dan Bailey. Here's a good one that should hit the spot for mountaineers of all abilities... 

The Six Classic North Faces Of The Alps

Luke Davies shares tips and tactics for climbing the six classic north faces of the European Alps—with some history to boot... In the 1950s, Gaston Rebuffat, one of France's leading Alpinists devised the list of what he called the 'Six Great North Faces...

Dartmoor Bouldering - Gems in a Granite Setting

Grandly named 'Devonia's Alps' by celebrated author William Crossing, Dartmoor is formed by the largest mass of granite in Britain, is very peaty and has a lot of bogs. Of more interest for us, however, is that over the last 30 years...

The Best of Peak Limestone Sport Climbing (6a – 7a)

Meteora, Greece - A Sport Climbing Area for Trad Climbers

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Richard Hartfield - Solo Scrambling and Backpacking 1900km Across the Alps

Chamonix 'Classic' Alpinism: The Best Alpine Routes at AD/D

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Solo and Unsupported on the Cuillin Round

Manikia - The Next International Climbing Destination in Greece?


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Running Solo and Unsupported on the Cuillin Round

Covering 60 peaks in the Red and Black Cuillin, the Cuillin Round is an extraordinary hill running and scrambling challenge, to date completed by only a select few. Charlie Byers was inspired to try it solo and unsupported - a pure style, but hardly the easy...

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...

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.

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 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...

Euro Sport Climbing Destination Sicily

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Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

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