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9 Aug 2018

thumbAndy Moles and Ferdia Earle are an enigmatic climbing couple whom you've probably never heard of. Together they have climbed...

30 Jul 2018

thumb"For God's sake, don't drop him," James Aldred's sister warned one day. The 'him' referred to Sir David Attenborough, whose...

23 Jul 2018

thumbMarc Langley speaks to Emma Twyford about all things climbing and route setting... Emma Twyford needs little introduction. She...

Jul 2018

thumbDoes every cold or tired caller deserve the help of mountain rescue? Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine, examines...

Jul 2018

thumbLast week's Friday Night Video featured some of the UK's best sea cliff climbing, produced by filmmaker Mike Cheque. Theo Moore...

Jul 2018

thumbIn the month that the Ramsay Round turned 40, it also saw its first double round courtesy of Nicky Spinks. Jonny Muir takes a...

Jul 2018

thumbNatalie Berry explores the growing indoor climbing wall industry and the opportunities and challenges that a boom in popularity...

Jul 2018

thumbGeraldine Hackett traces the steps taken by English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist Amelia Edwards on her...

Jul 2018

thumbThis is the most beautiful place on Earth, but of course, like Cactus Ed Abbey said, every person carries in their heart an image...

Jun 2018

thumbWe recently shared the work of Janelle Shane, who trained a neural network on a database of route names from Joshua Tree (5,633)...

Popular Feature Articles

Jun 2018

thumbBody shape and healthy eating is a weighty topic in climbing, but one that deserves more open discussion - especially with regard...

May 2018

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

May 2018

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

May 2018

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

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...