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4 Jan 2018

thumbYou've heard of Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, but what other lofty feats took place in mountainous areas long ago? Author of...

2 Jan 2018

thumbAs we welcome in 2018, it's likely that you've had a chance to reflect on your past year of climbing (amongst other events, of...

1 Jan 2018

thumbKaty Forrester is a former member of the British bouldering and ice climbing teams. She's a fell runner and an accomplished trad...

25 Dec 2017

thumbAre you ready for the 2017 UKC Christmas quiz? Escape the merry mayhem and put your 'encyclopaedic' knowledge to the test. There...

22 Dec 2017

thumbDesperate not to let the Christmas period interrupt your climbing plans? For those of you who can escape the dinner table and...

21 Dec 2017

thumbA proposal to build a zip wire attraction in the heart of the Lake District is proving controversial. Conservation charity...

20 Dec 2017

thumb'80s hero Chris Hamper was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease after a long career of enthusiastic climbing and training. He has...

19 Dec 2017

thumbGwen Moffat - bohemian, author and Britain's first female mountain guide - was the subject of the multi-award winning film...

Dec 2017

thumbMolly Thompson-Smith (20) is celebrating her most successful year yet, culminating in a bronze medal in the final round of the...

Dec 2017

thumbIn this new podcast series, Wil Treasure shares stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and...

Popular Feature Articles

Oct 2017

thumbComments made by Sir Chris Bonington pertaining to mountain rescue services recently made their way into articles in both The...

Oct 2017

thumbFormerly terms such as "Bumbly!" and "Filthy top-roping scum!!" were mortal insults. But times have changed. Nowadays we're all...

2 Jan 2018

thumbAs we welcome in 2018, it's likely that you've had a chance to reflect on your past year of climbing (amongst other events, of...

22 Dec 2017

thumbDesperate not to let the Christmas period interrupt your climbing plans? For those of you who can escape the dinner table and...

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...

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...

Feb 2014

thumbElbow injuries (tendonitis) are arguably the most common along with finger injuries. In this article, climbing coach Robin...