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Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

running Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.


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Lyndsay on Puma Crack, Indian Creek.  © Ari Schneider

Article Gender Bias in Climbing Media - A Study

Climbing coach and writer Ari Schneider explores gender bias in climbing media and reveals the results of a small study he conducted into bias in online articles. I decided to read and analyse 80 news articles, twenty each, from four cl...

A figure of eight in pressure-sensing fibre validates the research team's virtual model.  © MIT
A figure of eight in pressure-sensing fibre validates the research team's virtual model.  © MIT

Article Knot Theory, in Practice - Studying The Mechanics of Knots

Experiments with psychedelic, colour-changing fibres and spaghetti might sound more akin to child's play than to serious scientific research, but a team of mathematicians and engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in...

La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou
La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou

Nobody's Wing Man: Seb Bouin - The Story so Far

Dave Barnes discusses pushing the known limits with the world's most accomplished rock climber of 2019: Sébastien Bouin. The name Bouin is mostly associated with a fixing and preserving solution used in histology, consisting of a variety of...

Gri Gri Plus in use  © UKC Gear
Gri Gri Plus in use  © UKC Gear

Article Decking Out: Battling Complacency and Taboo in Climbing Culture

Paul Sagar explores why climbing accidents - specifically ground falls - are rarely discussed...

Chalk it up to obsession; healthy and unhealthy. Find a balance.   © Sarah-Jane Dobner
Chalk it up to obsession; healthy and unhealthy. Find a balance.   © Sarah-Jane Dobner

Opinion Cyborg-Climbers - Come to your Senses!

Sarah-Jane Dobner asks whether some facets of the modern emphasis on training and nutrition in climbing are causing...

Crag Notes: Stepping Forth  © Anna Fleming
Crag Notes: Stepping Forth  © Anna Fleming

Crag Notes Stepping Forth

We park at the lighthouse and slither down to the tide line. Waves break onto glistening black rocks. The tide is on the ebb. The sky is grey, the...

Stats of the Decade Collage  © UKC Articles
Stats of the Decade Collage  © UKC Articles

Article 2010-2019 - The UKC Climbing Decade in Numbers

As we begin the new decade, it can be interesting to see how things changed throughout the last decade. Andy...

Xtreme Scenario: A study on the aesthetics of the technical equipment used in climbing.  © Tomorrow Bureau
Xtreme Scenario: A study on the aesthetics of the technical equipment used in climbing.  © Tomorrow Bureau

Article Xtreme Scenario: Outdoor Gear ASMR?

News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles
News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles

Defining a Decade Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 2)

Decade Montage 2010-2014  © UKC
Decade Montage 2010-2014  © UKC

Defining a Decade Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 1)

Climbing into 2020.  © Natalie Berry
Climbing into 2020.  © Natalie Berry

Article 10 Ways to be a Better Climber in 2020

Darkinbad the Brightdayler.  © Adam Russell
Darkinbad the Brightdayler.  © Adam Russell

Article Darkinbad the Brightdayler

UKC Christmas Quiz  © Natalie Berry
UKC Christmas Quiz  © Natalie Berry

Quiz UKC Christmas Climbing Quiz 2019

– “Eee lad, that were a bit chilly” – Steve on the top of La Visera, ecstatic but desperately trying no  © Neil Foster
– “Eee lad, that were a bit chilly” – Steve on the top of La Visera, ecstatic but desperately trying no  © Neil Foster

Article So Pumpy for Old Men

Black Canyon, Gunnison National Park.  © Luke Mehall
Black Canyon, Gunnison National Park.  © Luke Mehall

Article The Painted Wall

Crag Notes: Stanage  © Hannah French
Crag Notes: Stanage  © Hannah French

Crag Notes Short Lasting Light

Glaciers in the European Alps have lost approximately half of their volume since 1900.  © Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
Glaciers in the European Alps have lost approximately half of their volume since 1900.  © Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

Article The Climate Crisis and the Future of Mountaineering

The Standing Stones of Callanish.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner
The Standing Stones of Callanish.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner

The Western Isles: Checkmate

The team with Koyo Zom in the background.  © Uisdean Hawthorn
The team with Koyo Zom in the background.  © Uisdean Hawthorn

Article The Great Game - First Ascents in Pakistan


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