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What's on Your Bookshelf?  © Natalie Berry

Article What's on Your Bookshelf? #1

One for the bibliophiles... During the pandemic, reading has provided a momentary escape from the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 lockdowns. While unable to climb, many of us have sought refuge in books to let our imaginations return to the mountains. In this new series, we take a look at some collections of climbing and non-cl...


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The 'Cream Team' at Cratcliffe.  © Crags

The Stone Children - Cutting Edge Climbing in the 1970s

Mick Ward remembers the key players and major ascents of the 1970s... In 1972 Tony Willmott died, soloing in the Avon Gorge. To his friend, Al Baker, he was a stone child. His climbing shoes went to a young Londoner n...

Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock
Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock

Crag Notes Dream of Dry

In this month's Crag Notes Nick Bullock has adapted a piece he first wrote upon his return from Canada in 2015, which - unbeknown to him at the time - chimes with the mood of lockdown life in 2021. 

Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham
Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham

Opinion As Climbing Participation Grows, Routesetting Must be Inclusive

Ailsa Graham calls for more considered routesetting at climbing walls to help people of all heights and abilities to progress...

Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger
Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger

Interview Outspoken - Tyler Landman

The name Tyler Landman is synonymous with British bouldering. At age 15, he repeated Jerry Moffatt's iconic problem The...

The joys of taking your family climbing  © mark s
The joys of taking your family climbing  © mark s

Article 10 Climbing Stories We Liked in 2020

Although it feels like we did nothing but report on the impact of COVID-19 on climbing and the outdoor industry...

Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4
Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4

Interview The Great British Bake Off's Marc Elliott: Climber, Amputee and Star Baker

The Great British Bake Off quarter-finalist Marc Elliott is not only a mean...

Crag Notes: Mourne  © Andy Moles
Crag Notes: Mourne  © Andy Moles

Crag Notes Mourne

In this month's Crag Notes, Andy Moles goes back to the Mourne Mountains of his homeland. "This was where it started, for me; a territory contained...

UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry
UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry

UKC Christmas Climbing Quiz 2020

UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge 2020: Babies as additional weight are optional.  © Ashleigh Naysmith/Kenny Stocker
UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge 2020: Babies as additional weight are optional.  © Ashleigh Naysmith/Kenny Stocker

Article The UKC Christmas Fingerboard Challenge

The author on Bloody Sunday in Huntsmans Leap, Souls takes the wall some way left  © Toby Dunn Collection
The author on Bloody Sunday in Huntsmans Leap, Souls takes the wall some way left  © Toby Dunn Collection

Article Toby Dunn's Desert Island Routes

On The Ogre  © Doug Scott
On The Ogre  © Doug Scott

Article Doug Scott Obituary - 1941-2020

Hamish MacInnes in Glencoe in 2014.  © Jim Herrington
Hamish MacInnes in Glencoe in 2014.  © Jim Herrington

Article Hamish MacInnes Obituary - 1930-2020

Finding what works best for you and your body is key.  © Lattice Training
Finding what works best for you and your body is key.  © Lattice Training

Article The Female Climber Series Part 1 - Training in Sync with your Hormone Cycle

Gwen Moffat climbing Green Gully on Ben Nevis.  © Gwen Moffat
Gwen Moffat climbing Green Gully on Ben Nevis.  © Gwen Moffat

Article A 1959 DIY Mountain Rescue on Ben Nevis, by Gwen Moffat

Fences and walls are barriers to thinking as well as walking  © Nick Hayes
Fences and walls are barriers to thinking as well as walking  © Nick Hayes

Interview Author Nick Hayes on Trespass and the Right to Roam

Maurice Wilson and his de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft.  © UKC Articles
Maurice Wilson and his de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft.  © UKC Articles

Interview Ed Caesar on Maurice Wilson, the Moth and the Mountain

Crag Notes: Ninety-Five Minutes  © Dave Cuthbertson
Crag Notes: Ninety-Five Minutes  © Dave Cuthbertson

Crag Notes Ninety-Five Minutes

John and Bruce (rear,) Joe and Richard   © Richard Haszko
John and Bruce (rear,) Joe and Richard   © Richard Haszko

Article Stack Them Up - Scottish Sea Stacks

Extreme Basecamp scenes  © KMF
Extreme Basecamp scenes  © KMF

Article 10 People You'll Meet (Virtually) at Kendal Mountain Festival 2020


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