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30 Oct 2007

thumb The British Junior Climbing Team were in Linz in Austria this weekend and achieved some fantastic results in the European Youth...

30 Oct 2007

thumb On 24th October the great 1940's pioneer Peter Harding passed away after a long illness. Born in 1924, in Nottingham, Peter was a...

29 Oct 2007

thumb In Ashley Lewis's review of the Swedish bouldering video, Swedish Meatballs published this morning at UKClimbing.com (read it...

29 Oct 2007

thumb Each year The Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature (prize £2,000) commemorates the lives of Peter Boardman and Joe...

29 Oct 2007

thumb On Friday 26th October, Llanberis raiders James McHaffie and Pete Robins made an onsight assault on Master's Edge at Millstone...

29 Oct 2007

thumb Last year the BMC won the best book in the Mountain Exposition category at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, Canada, with the...

28 Oct 2007

thumb On Thursday 25th October Sheffield-based Lucinda Hughes headpointed John Dunne's Deathwatch (E7 6b) at Ilkley in Yorkshire. This...

26 Oct 2007

thumb Fresh from her success on Janus (see UKClimbing.com new item and associated thread, "Lucy Creamer Starts to Headpoint - Janus E7...

26 Oct 2007

thumb The Scottish team of Guy Robertson and Pete Benson has made the first free ascent of the thirty-eight pitch Gousseault route on...

26 Oct 2007

thumb Last week the BMC and the MOD replaced the old and often dangerous belay stakes along Range East, from St. Govans Head to Stack...

26 Oct 2007

thumb Alpine climbers, walkers and others throughout the UK will be saddened to learn of the death of Frau 'Paula' Biner. She died...

25 Oct 2007

thumb Plans to move the British Mountaineering Council and the Alpine Club (AC) to the same building in Sheffield have been revealed...

25 Oct 2007

Unfortunately planetFear went into administration at the end of September and stopped trading. The planetFear website has now...

25 Oct 2007

thumb Sprightly 71 year-old Colin Goodey one of the driving forces behind the new sport routes at the Costa del Dali Sector, at Dali's...

24 Oct 2007

thumb Need a guidebook to Kern Knotts, The Napes, Napes Needle, Tophet Wall, Gable Crag, Boat How and Pillar Rock? Look no further as...

22 Oct 2007

thumb In May we reported that Dave Pickford climbed new route at St Govan's Head in Pembroke, The Brothers Karamazov which Dave gave E9...

22 Oct 2007

thumb Valery Babanov and Sergey Kofanov have completed the northwest buttress of 7,710-meter Jannu in Nepal in a superb alpine-style...

22 Oct 2007

thumb On the third weekend in September, brothers Martin and Florian Riegler made the first free ascent of Back to the Future, an aid...

19 Oct 2007

thumb A "misleading" guide book on trekking in Snowdonia led a walker to his death although he followed a recommended route, an inquest...

19 Oct 2007

thumb Derbyshire Dales District Council has reported a recent incident where a climber was seen installing bolts on a sport route at...

18 Oct 2007

thumb Climb Rochdale is hosting a Festival of Climbing over the weekend of Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October. The...

18 Oct 2007

thumb The BMC Winter Essentials Lectures Series, sponsored by Lowe Alpine & Asolo will navigate it's way around the UK in...

18 Oct 2007

thumb A Spanish quartet, driven off Cerro Torre by falling ice, switched gears and quickly climbed a 1,000-meter new route on a...

16 Oct 2007

Climbers will be delighted to learn that the long-awaited purchase of Craig Y Longridge by the BMC has been completed...

16 Oct 2007

thumb Urban climbing is trendy in some quarters of the climbing world, and whilst not as old as the hills, climbers have been climbing...

16 Oct 2007

thumb On September 3, Steph Davis realized her dream of free soloing Pervertical Sanctuary (IV 5.10c) on the Diamond, Longs Peak...

16 Oct 2007

thumb Australian Chris Webb Parsons (22) has repeated The Wheel of Life V16 (Font 8c+) in the Grampians (Australia) first established...

15 Oct 2007

thumb James Pearson (age 22) of Matlock, Derbyshire is one of the best technical and boldest climbers in the UK. He started climbing ...

15 Oct 2007

thumb The fifth Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival is being held next weekend (19-21 October) at the George Square Lecture Theatre. ...

14 Oct 2007

thumb Fifteen years ago Karen Darke, 36, of Inverness took a leader fall at an Aberdeen sea cliff and sustained a chest level break in...

11 Oct 2007

thumb Following on from our September 13th news report about the Climbers' Club (CC) possibly purchasing a new club hut in the Lakes...

11 Oct 2007

thumb From midday until around 4pm today the Alpkit team will be available on the UKClimbing.com forums to discuss the innovation and...

11 Oct 2007

thumb The BMC has produced a new code of conduct - the Crag Code - to encourage the sustainable use of crags in England and Wales. The...

10 Oct 2007

thumb Dennis Gray, past President of the BMC, eternal rope boy, author, and well-travelled climber will be giving a lecture based on 60...

10 Oct 2007

thumb The Hot Aches film, Committed, will be premiered at the Climbing Works, Sheffield on Sunday 14th October 2007 at 8.15pm. Tickets...

9 Oct 2007

thumb The Huber brothers, Alex and Thomas, have climbed the Nose of El Capitan in 2 hours 45 minutes 45 seconds, breaking their own...

8 Oct 2007

thumb Janus at Curbar in the Peak District is one of the best lines on gritstone. Climbed by Johnny Dawes in 1986 it takes the leaning...

8 Oct 2007

thumb In September Jerzy Stefanski and Piotr Wycislik made the first Polish ascents of The Masters Edge at Millstone in the Peak...

5 Oct 2007

thumb On Wednesday night the BMC held a Lakes Area Meeting at the Golden Rule, Ambleside. It was well attended by over 50 Lakes...

5 Oct 2007

thumb At the recent Innovation for Extremes conference (see article: Innovation for Extremes, Mike Parsons and Alpkit Nick ) Mike...

4 Oct 2007

"Fiercely intelligent, iconoclastic, dancing to the eternal vibrations of the rock that the rest of us just pull past —Johnny...

4 Oct 2007

thumb The Scottish climber Kevin Shields has soloed Fast & Furious an M10+ dry tooling route at Birnam Quarry near Dunkeld in...

4 Oct 2007

thumb Brits are such a cynical lot and often fail to recognise true talent and genius amongst them. With Dave MacLeod we have a truly...

3 Oct 2007

thumb As reported earlier this week: In September Neil Dickson reclimbed Hey Gringo on Black Crag (Lundy Island ) without the bolts,...

3 Oct 2007

thumb Rene Desmaison, 77, passed away last week after a long battle with illness. He is remembered as a prolific mountaineer with over...

2 Oct 2007

thumb Climbers' Club, old and stuffy? Think again. At the March AGM the Climbers' Club (CC) elected Smiler Cuthbertson as its new...

2 Oct 2007

thumb We still do not know whether George Mallory and Sandy Irvine summited on Everest in 1924, but we do know that the clothing they...

2 Oct 2007

thumb "She's wobbly-kneed but her instructor is telling her to go for it. So Harrison-Murray heaves a deep breath, takes a run and...

2 Oct 2007

thumb It was a six-digit weekend for climbers in Salt Lake City September 13 – 16, 2007 as women, men and kids from around the U.S....

2 Oct 2007

thumb Each winter many climbing walls in the UK hold bouldering ladders. These are informal competitions where circuits of bouldering...

1 Oct 2007

thumb Committed Volume One is a new climbing film by the Hot Aches (hotaches.com) crew of Paul Diffley and Dave Brown, the makers of...

1 Oct 2007

thumb Rob Lamey has completed a 25m F8a deep water solo on the Little Orme, North Wales. The Heel Hook Look climbs across the obvious...

1 Oct 2007

thumb In September Neil Dickson reclimbed Hey Gringo on Black Crag (Lundy Island ) without the bolts, renaming it Quetzalcoatl with a...