UKC

Articles Help Page

UKClimbing.com articles cover all aspects of climbing and mountaineering. We publish articles each week from a variety of different authors.

  1. I would like to write an article for UKClimbing.com
    We welcome contributions from everyone although we can't promise to publish everything. If you don't have images then we may be able to source some from the UKC galleries. It is a big help to us if your article is submitted in the correct format - see below.
  2. What format should I submit my article in?
    Please send all articles as Word documents to natalie@ukclimbing.com. Photos much be attached either in an email or Dropbox. Please limit individual file sizes to under 8MB.
  3. Is there any payment for articles?
    We do pay for articles based roughly on length, quality of writing and value (shareability/longevity).
  4. How do I find older Articles items?
    You can use the search link on this page to find older articles items from a particular month, or using keyword search.
  5. My photo has appeared in a UKC article.
    Occasionally we use photos from the UKC database to illustrate Articles. We do make efforts to contact people for permission first however it isn't always possible before an item/article is made public. If you find a photo of yours being used and don't wish it to be then please contact us and we will remove it.

Article Categories

  1. UKC Features - The main category for most of our articles. These can be written by UKC editorial or by third party authors and include a wide range of historical and cultural feature articles, interviews, creative pieces - we're pretty flexible!
  2. UKC Digital Features - our long-form digital journalism features are reserved for high quality, in-depth visual stories. Please email natalie@ukclimbing.com outlining your pitch.
  3. Destinations - Articles covering climbing and mountaineering destinations from around the world. Most of these articles are written as information guides for people wanting to travel there.
  4. Skills - Articles covering techniques and tips for climbing and mountaineering. Generally skills pieces are written by qualified guides, instructors or coaches.
  5. Photography - Advice and feature articles about climbing and mountaineering photography.
  6. Opinion - Op-Ed articles on typically current topics related to climbing and the outdoors.
  7. Competitions - Competitions run by UKClimbing.com