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Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez.  © Bryan Liptzin

perfect partners Perfect Partners #17 - Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez

In 1993 Lynn Hill made climbing history by becoming the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan, perhaps the world's most famous rock climb. A year later she returned to make a one-day free ascent. As of 2019 only seven climbers have made free ascents of The Nose. Like Lynn before her, Swiss German Nina Caprez has climbed from a you...


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Dick pixellated.  © UKC Articles

Article Climbers Against D*ck Pics - Athletes & Social Media Abuse

As the climbing community grows, are climbers receiving more abuse? How do experiences of abuse differ between men and women? An Instagram account Climbers Against Dick Pics (@chossyDMs) prompts Natalie Berry to investigate the harassment faced...

The infamous Rainbow Slab in Dinorwig. This feature is part of a giant fold; rocks that have buckled as tectonic plates moved.  © Simon Cardy
The infamous Rainbow Slab in Dinorwig. This feature is part of a giant fold; rocks that have buckled as tectonic plates moved.  © Simon Cardy

The Geology of Britain A Climber's Perspective: Part 3 - Metamorphic Rocks

In this three-part series, Pete Reynolds AKA 'The Lakeland Rock Doctor' takes us on a tour of the varied and interesting rocks of the British Isles upon which we love (or occasionally hate) to climb...

Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson
Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson

Article Alpine Plants - Diversity in the Face of Adversity

If you're an altitude enthusiast, you've probably prepared a pack or two with a thought to the extreme daily temperature variations, lack of water, strong winds and high UV exposure that the unforgiving mountains inflict upon our fragile...

Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson discuss the route ahead.  © The North Face
Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson discuss the route ahead.  © The North Face

Article Sawanobori - James Pearson on Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

On Wednesday 20th March, UKC hosted The North Face Speaker Series 'Sawanobori' film launch,...

Cross stratification (the diagonal lines) within the capping overhang at Bowden Doors.   © Hill Walker
Cross stratification (the diagonal lines) within the capping overhang at Bowden Doors.   © Hill Walker

The Geology of Britain A Climber's Perspective: Part 2 - Sedimentary Rocks

In this three-part series, Pete Reynolds AKA 'The Lakeland Rock Doctor' takes us on a tour of the varied...

Mark Glaister on Siete (6b) at Túron East Face  © Alan James
Mark Glaister on Siete (6b) at Túron East Face  © Alan James

Article Acronyms for Leaders and Belayers (AFLAB)

Welcome to the AFLAB - Acronyms for Leaders and Belayers In the text and forum world of today you can save...

Climbing can greatly benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  © Steve Winslow
Climbing can greatly benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  © Steve Winslow

Article Climbing and Autism

As climbers, we all understand the benefits our sport brings to our daily lives. Climbing, both indoors and out, gives us a community,...

Walking into Djupfjord to climb Bare Blåbær.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner
Walking into Djupfjord to climb Bare Blåbær.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner

Poetry - Song of Bare Blåbær

BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC
BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC

Article Whither the BMC?

The Geology of Britain  © British Geological Survey
The Geology of Britain  © British Geological Survey

The Geology of Britain A Climber's Perspective: Part 1 - Igneous Rocks

Big smiles on Beinn Bhann during the first ascent of Wonderland VII, 7.  © Paul Figg
Big smiles on Beinn Bhann during the first ascent of Wonderland VII, 7.  © Paul Figg

Interview Perfect Partners #16 - Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley

Nick Bullock  © Marc Langley
Nick Bullock  © Marc Langley

Interview Nick Bullock - Comfort

Factor Two  © UKC Articles
Factor Two  © UKC Articles

Factor Two PODCAST: On and Off, A Headpointing Story

Alastair Borthwick outside his farm in Barr, Ayrshire in 1994.  © Borthwick Jr
Alastair Borthwick outside his farm in Barr, Ayrshire in 1994.  © Borthwick Jr

Article Always a Little Further

Nanny Celie  © UKC Articles
Nanny Celie  © UKC Articles

Article The Old-Timers who Climb

The aesthetic central rib (II)   © Niall McCann
The aesthetic central rib (II)   © Niall McCann

Article 51 Degrees North - Winter Climbing in South Wales

The cholitas reach the summit of Aconcagua.  © Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia Facebook Page
The cholitas reach the summit of Aconcagua.  © Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia Facebook Page

Interview Cholita Climber Lidia Huayllas on Summiting Aconcagua

David Roberts  © UKC Articles
David Roberts  © UKC Articles

reading between the lines David Roberts

The Natural.  © Dark Sky Media
The Natural.  © Dark Sky Media

Article The Natural


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