Alpine Extravaganza and more at

© Pete Benson
Whatever type of climbing you enjoy, mountains are central to most climbers' existence and we hope that you enjoy the selection of articles about alpine climbing that we have published today.

First off, in our series of articles that look back at the 2007 climbing year, Nick Bullock examines the activities of British alpinist in the Alps with his article, Alpine Reminiscence 2007, you can read it here

This follows on from our trad climbing round-up by's Assistant Editor Jack Geldard entitled UK Trad 2007, which you can read here; Stuart Littlefair's sport climbing article, here and John Watson's UK Bouldering 2007: Scotland here

Next week it is bouldering's turn again when Tom Dixon takes a close look at English and Welsh (and a bit of Scottish) bouldering in 2007 - who the main players are and what happened in a selection of areas.

Carrying on the alpine theme today we also present an article by Chamonix based alpinist, photographer and gear tester Jon Griffith about skiing the Vallee Blanche by full moon. If you don't find Jon's photography stunning, well you have trouble with your eyesight. You can read Jon's article, Vallee Blanche Full Moon Descent here

16 year old Ajvir Sandhu takes us on a first alpine season with 241 Squadron Air Cadets Go Alpine here

There are more alpine articles flagged up down the forums.

Finally, coming up. Jack Geldard and myself are working on an interview with Rolando Garibotti about his and Colin Haley's amazing Torre traverse and a commentary on the demise of the alpine award the Piolet d'Or. Want more alpine/winter inspiration?

Try Kenton Cool's Climbing with Sir Ran Fiennes - The North Face of the Eiger here

Andy Kirkpatrick's Staying Alive This Winter here

Adrian Nelhams' Ice Climbing Gear Check here

and Winterising Your Rack by Rob Jarvis here.

.......and there's probably more somewhere.....lots more.

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