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Caro and Arthur excited to set off.  © Raphael Fourau

Article Bike and Climb with Baby - A Tour of Southern France

As French lockdown eased, pro climbers James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini changed their plans for a bike-and-climb trip in order to adventure a little closer to home with baby in tow...


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Quarrymen Mural  © Peter Goulding

Article Slate Roots

An extract from Peter Goulding's upcoming 'Slatehead: The Adventure of Britain's Slate-climbing Scene.' This article delves into the quarrymen and how they once climbed and navigated this grey and slippery landscape for the exploitation of slat...

Dexamethasone - a drug making headway in treating the worst-affected COVID-19 patients.  © Tom Newberry
Dexamethasone - a drug making headway in treating the worst-affected COVID-19 patients.  © Tom Newberry

coronavirus Dexamethasone - The Mountain Drug Leading the Way against COVID-19

A recent trial widely reported in the mainstream media claims that dexamethasone - a drug familiar to mountaineers for its treatment of high altitude illness - reduces death by up to one third in ventilated patients with...

Crag Notes: Dear Conan  © Kevin Stephens
Crag Notes: Dear Conan  © Kevin Stephens

Crag Notes Dearest Conan

In this month's Crag Notes, Ben Silvestre pens a letter to a route that has long meant something to him - Conan the Librarian, in Wen Zawn, Gogarth. 

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

Article A Family Photobomb: The Joys of Taking your Family Climbing

Last Sunday's UKC Photo of the Week captured a frantic moment on a family day out climbing: Dad...

Big balls are a must on Czech sandstone!  © Stu Bradbury
Big balls are a must on Czech sandstone!  © Stu Bradbury

Article Far and Wide - Offwidths Around the World

Stu Bradbury shares his stories from global offwidth pilgrimages... "Vertical wide cracks...

A young Pat Littlejohn during an early repeat of Moonraker.  © Biven collection
A young Pat Littlejohn during an early repeat of Moonraker.  © Biven collection

what's your favourite route What's your Favourite Pat Littlejohn Route?

In this new series, Tom Ripley profiles five significant first ascensionists whose routes represent some of the...

Andy Moles on pitch 8 of Arrhythmia.  © Andy Moles
Andy Moles on pitch 8 of Arrhythmia.  © Andy Moles

Article Finding Space

In a time of limited freedom, Andy Moles considers ways to find space in crowded terrain, and to allow experience space to breathe through...

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz - Overall Winner

The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst
The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst

Article Black Lives Matter - Resources for the Outdoor Community

Crag etiquette: there are some basic rules that will help keeps crags clean, enjoyable and safer for everyone.  © Rob Greenwood
Crag etiquette: there are some basic rules that will help keeps crags clean, enjoyable and safer for everyone.  © Rob Greenwood

Article Climbing Outdoors during COVID-19 - A Guide to Crag Etiquette

John Allen soloing Edge Lane.   © John Woodhouse
John Allen soloing Edge Lane.   © John Woodhouse

Article The Day the Music Died - Remembering John Allen

Beacon Hill, Malvern   © mrcarllewis
Beacon Hill, Malvern   © mrcarllewis

Crag Notes Soft Mountains

The Great Shelf.  © The Streather Collection
The Great Shelf.  © The Streather Collection

Article Kangchenjunga - The Last Great Mountain

Joe Brown and Don Whillans.  © Ken Wilson Collection
Joe Brown and Don Whillans.  © Ken Wilson Collection

Article The Vector Generation

Spaced-out boulderers: climbers respecting distancing rules at Boulderwelt Frankfurt.  © Boulderwelt Frankfurt
Spaced-out boulderers: climbers respecting distancing rules at Boulderwelt Frankfurt.  © Boulderwelt Frankfurt

Article Climbing (the) Walls Post Lockdown - Re-opening Indoor Walls

Climbing the walls.  © Anna Fleming
Climbing the walls.  © Anna Fleming

Article A Climber in Lockdown

Calvary  © Jon Wells
Calvary  © Jon Wells

Article Movement as Progress

Emoji Quiz  © UKC Articles
Emoji Quiz  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 6 - Emoji Quiz Special

Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey
Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey

coronavirus Steps out of Lockdown: What Next for Safety in the Outdoors?


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