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Kalymnos: sunset over Telendos  © Chris Craggs

Kalymnos: The Smooth and the Rough

Sarah-Jane Dobner shares her second poetry collection, this time inspired by a trip to Kalymnos. Over Easter, I spent two weeks on the climbing paradise of Kalymnos, a Greek Island off the coast of Turkey. Whilst Britain basked in a heatwave, 40 mph gales blew non-stop from the North. I was sick for most of the trip, yet climbed three...


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Article The Best of UKC - Amusing Logbook Entries

A new Instagram account recently caught our attention: The Best of UKC (@best_of_ukc). The account - which is not run by any UKC staff members - is described in its profile as 'Bringing you the most hilarious bits of British climbing's greatest...

Mont Qualido big-walling in Val di Mello.  © Michael Bortoluzzi
Mont Qualido big-walling in Val di Mello.  © Michael Bortoluzzi

Destination Guide Monte Qualido Big Walls - Val di Mello

Getting into big walling is not necessarily easy. Between acquiring all the necessary equipment, learning, as well as practising the technical skills and finding an appropriate goal, there's a lot to figure out before you'll be ready to rope...

Ed Drummond - a visionary.  © Oliver Hill
Ed Drummond - a visionary.  © Oliver Hill

Article Ed Drummond (1945-2019) - A Retrospective

Mick Ward reflects on the rich and varied life of climber and writer Ed Drummond, who passed away last week after a long illness. Ed Drummond was probably the most visionary figure in British climbing history. He left a legacy of stunning routes...

The dog who climbed a 7000m peak.  © Don Wargowsky
The dog who climbed a 7000m peak.  © Don Wargowsky

Article The Stray Dog who Climbed a 7000m Peak

When American mountaineer and guide Don Wargowsky was asked to lead an international expedition of climbers on Mera...

The BMC AGM 2019: Positivity and Change?  © Simon Lee
The BMC AGM 2019: Positivity and Change?  © Simon Lee

Opinion The BMC AGM 2019 - An Alternative Perspective

Simon Lee offers an alternative perspective on the 2019 British Mountaineering Council AGM. Alongside...

Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez.  © Bryan Liptzin
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,...

Dick pixellated.  © UKC Articles
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...

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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


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