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Popular Feature Articles of 2018

May 2018

thumbSheila Hancock, veteran star of stage and screen, swapped treading the boards for the well-trodden path up Suilven (731m) in...

Mar 2018

thumbIn the early 20th Century, Swiss aviator and photographer Eduard Spelterini took a series of glass-plate photographs during a...

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...

Jun 2018

thumbBody shape and healthy eating is a weighty topic in climbing, but one that deserves more open discussion - especially with regard...

May 2018

thumbIn this series of environmental opinion pieces, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with some big questions. This time he examines the...

Jan 2018

thumbHow many climbing wall users know that the very existence of their local wall - and the popularity of walls generally - came from...

Feb 2018

thumbThe last Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago, but the mountains of Britain and Ireland remain as evidence. Peter Roberts has had a bit...

Feb 2018

thumb'All my climbing life I've been dedicated to the pursuit of climbing such needles. Like a hunter of pointed trophies.' On Friday...

Popular Destination Articles of 2018

May 2018

thumbMajestic and adventurous, the Jotunheim mountains are the true alpine peaks of Norway. If long sharp ridges are your thing, the...

Jan 2018

thumbBohuslän is in South West Sweden, close to the border of Norway and about an hour and half drive North from Gothenburg. The name...

Mar 2018

thumbTalk to any keen and accomplished trad climber in the UK about Pembroke and you'll see their eyes light up. Let them loose and...

Apr 2018

thumbA decade ago there was no climbing documented on the sea cliffs north of Filey. In recent years the wealth of crags along the 50...

6 Aug 2018

thumbRob Greenwood takes a look at some routes that have fallen down, some routes that have shed holds, and others that might shed a...

Popular Skills Articles of 2018

Jun 2018

thumbGetting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue...

14 Aug 2018

thumbRope soloing is simply the ability to climb alone, yet still have the safety of being attached to a rope (rather than...

Feb 2018

thumbTechnique is the essence of climbing. It is thanks to the magic powers of movement that skilful women frequently out-perform...


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