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14 Jun 2018

thumbLast weekend, two of the UK's most famous sea stacks were hosts to two remarkable ascents. In Orkney, 8 year-old Edward Mills...

13 Jun 2018

thumbHighballing is the most modern form of climbing. In essence, it involves climbing a high rock, with use of crash mats to offer...

8 Jun 2018

thumbAs outdoor brand marketers look for compelling images, is the core content of climbing achievements being cheapened? Zofia Reych...

7 Jun 2018

thumbIn this series of articles, Tom Ripley interviews some well-known climbing partnerships to dig up their dirty secrets and find...

31 May 2018

thumbThe BMC's Annual General Meeting will take place on June 16th in Kendal, where proposed constitutional changes will be voted on...

30 May 2018

thumbAn exciting new women's adventure writing anthology is due for release this autumn - this first of its kind. With contributions...

23 May 2018

thumbIn this series of environmental opinion pieces, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with some big questions. This time he examines the...

23 May 2018

thumbWriter, journalist and former Vice President of the BMC, Ed Douglas, reflects on the changing faces of climbing, mountaineering...

21 May 2018

thumbWith ample space and time to think, it's no surprise that the most captivating climbing stories are ones that go beyond gear and...

May 2018

thumbPenny Orr analyses the climbing community's response to a recent incident on social media - a case of cyber bullying which was...

Popular Feature Articles

Mar 2018

thumbIn the early 20th Century, Swiss aviator and photographer Eduard Spelterini took a series of glass-plate photographs during a...

May 2018

thumbSheila Hancock, veteran star of stage and screen, swapped treading the boards for the well-trodden path up Suilven (731m) in...

23 May 2018

thumbIn this series of environmental opinion pieces, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with some big questions. This time he examines the...

May 2018

thumbPenny Orr analyses the climbing community's response to a recent incident on social media - a case of cyber bullying which was...

Most Popular Feature Articles Ever

Apr 2014

thumbFinger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary...

May 2006

thumbFigure 8? Groove? They're all here (well almost). We couldn't think of anything starting with V, W, X, Y (you surely will). If...

Feb 2002

thumbFed up with having to pay to get in to crowded indoor walls? Are they never open when you want them? Let Nick Smith tell you how...

Jul 2000

thumbWant to know how they did the climbing stuff in Mission Impossible 2? Was it Tom Cruise? An exclusive chat with a guy who did the...

May 2009

thumb23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on...

Apr 2012

thumbIn this detailed article, Matt Fuller and Dr. Mark Taylor explain all the technical details behind waterproof fabrics. "Making...

Aug 2012

thumbThere is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the...

Feb 2014

thumbElbow injuries (tendonitis) are arguably the most common along with finger injuries. In this article, climbing coach Robin...

Apr 2005

thumbCan the climbing media be blamed for using racy images of women to sell to men? They are in business and are they not only...