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David Lama preparing for Lunag Ri.  © David Lama/Red Bull Content Pool

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley Missing After Avalanche

World-class Austrian mountaineers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer and US alpinist Jess Roskelley have been reported missing and presumed dead following an avalanche on 17th April on Howse Peak in Banff National Park, Canada, according to a press release from Parks Canada referenced by multiple mainstream media outlets.

Seb Bouin on Mamichula (9b) at Oliana  © Jan Novak

2nd ascent of Mamichula (9b) for Seb Bouin

French climber Seb Bouin has made the second ascent of Adam Ondra's Mamichula (9b) at Oliana. The route links together Papichulo (9a+) and Pachamama (9a+) and at the time of his ascent, Ondra stated that it was hard for the grade. Bouin has climbe...

James Mchaffie.  © UKC News
James Mchaffie.  © UKC News

James Mchaffie on New-Routeing Spree

James 'Caff' Mchaffie has been busy establishing two new E7 trad lines on Lundy and five new routes in the Dinorwic slate quarries in Llanberis, while using one of his ascents to campaign for action against climate change.

Frances Bensley climbing Keen Roof 8B.  © Jonathan Bean
Frances Bensley climbing Keen Roof 8B.  © Jonathan Bean

Keen Roof 8B by Frances Bensley

26 year-old Coventry-based climber ​​​​​​​Frances Bensley has ticked her second 8B with an ascent of James Pearson's Keen Roof at Raven Tor.

Alex Waterhouse on the Fly, Rumney  © Alex Waterhouse
Alex Waterhouse on the Fly, Rumney  © Alex Waterhouse

Alex Waterhouse climbs The Fly (9a) in Rumney

Alex Waterhouse has climbed The Fly (9a) at Rumney in New Hampshire. The route was first bolted in 1995 as an open...

The BMC's new Incident and Near-miss reporting system.  © BMC
The BMC's new Incident and Near-miss reporting system.  © BMC

BMC launch Incident and Near-miss Reporting System

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an Incident and near-miss reporting system for climbers,...

Shauna Coxsey competing in the Moscow semi-finals.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Shauna Coxsey competing in the Moscow semi-finals.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Silver for Shauna Coxsey in IFSC Boulder World Cup Moscow

Team GB's Shauna Coxsey managed one step higher on the podium this weekend in Moscow, placing 2nd...

Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey
Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey

BMC Wins Big in Welsh Coastal Access Update

Free public access to all coastal areas and sea cliffs in Wales has come a big step closer following a shake-up of...

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

Hardest Crack Line yet for the Wide Boyz - Black Mamba 5.14b

The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks  © Black Diamond
The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks  © Black Diamond

Fri Night Vid The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks

Craig Matheson on The Keswickian  © Craig Matheson
Craig Matheson on The Keswickian  © Craig Matheson

Video Craig Matheson climbs The Keswickian (E8 7a)

Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall
Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall

Roof Crack Repeat by Randall and Whittaker - Necronomicon 5.13d/14a


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The Sticklebarn hayloft set up for a talk  © Jenny Jones Photography

Raven's Pit, Sticklebarn - Langdale on Friday 3rd May

The National Trust's Sticklebarn pub in the Langdale Valley will be hosting a night of film, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage on Friday 3rd May. 

Statement of Youth Trailer  © UKC
Statement of Youth Trailer  © UKC

Statement of Youth - Sheffield Premiere 25th April

On Thursday 25th April, join us for the Sheffield premiere of Statement of Youth and a Q&A with stars of the film Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon and Martin 'Basher' Atkinson.

Joe Swales testing the volume texture and wall friction at Rockcity Climbing in Hull  © Rockcity
Joe Swales testing the volume texture and wall friction at Rockcity Climbing in Hull  © Rockcity

Rockcity Pro Wall is now available in three finishes

With a new fine texture added to the range you can now choose between three different finishes for your climbing wall surface.

Women Rock 3  © Climbing Ulassai Association
Women Rock 3  © Climbing Ulassai Association

Women Rock - an invitation to a women focused climbing event with Hazel Findlay

This is an invitation to all women from the world to join our clan in...

CAC Mountain March  © CAC
CAC Mountain March  © CAC

CAC Raise £100,000 for Cancer Charities Worldwide throughout 2018

First of all we want to say a huge thank you for your continued support of Climbers...

Agripp launch new plywood & fibreglass volume range

New for 2019, Agripp continue to expand their product line-up with the introduction of a great...

Mental Wellbeing Survey Infographic  © Women in Adventure
Mental Wellbeing Survey Infographic  © Women in Adventure

Women in Adventure announce results of 2017/18 Mental Wellbeing Survey

Mud, mountains and the mind - a new survey reveals 99% of women in adventure find...


Jett QC  © Ocun

Open Comp Win a pair of Ocun Jett climbing shoes

Jett cleverly combines high performance with comfort. Ocun developed a completely new last for Jett and then added our stickiest sole. The high rubber rand and stiff midsole guarantee that you can rely on the Jett on small edges, even when making ...

Trekitt Water Bottle  © Trekitt
Trekitt Water Bottle  © Trekitt

Open Comp Win a £50 Trekitt voucher

This stunning bottle is made from Pro-Grade stainless steel with Hydro Flask's own TempShield double wall insulated technology, ensuring your drink stays hot for a whopping 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. The material of the bottle guarantees no flavour...

Yuji Hirayama climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face
Yuji Hirayama climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

Open Comp Win a The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket

Our lightest, most packable shell yet is designed to keep you dry through mountainside squalls without adding any unnecessary weight or bulk, so you can climb higher and faster without worrying whether your jacket will keep up.

Montane Minimus Competition  © Summit Financial Services
Montane Minimus Competition  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane Minimus Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 21 years Summit Financial Services has been providing life insurance for climbers, hill...

Scarpa Competition  © Scarpa
Scarpa Competition  © Scarpa

Open Comp Win a Pair of Climbing Shoes from the Scarpa Women's Collection

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit...

Open Comp Win an Outdoor Research AscentShell® Collection Interstellar Bivy

Sleep under the stars with Outdoor Research's most technically advanced shelter systems,...

Luci String Lights  © Luci Lights
Luci String Lights  © Luci Lights

Open Comp Win a Luci Solar String Light!

The first of its kind - Luci Solar String Lights are both a multi-use solar light set and power bank — ready for your garden...


Edinburgh Leisure 3x2  © Edinburgh Leisure

Part Time Climbing Instructors EICA, Ratho

Are you ready to give 100%? We are. The world class Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is looking for experienced, enthusiastic climbers who are keen to help others get a taste for and develop in the sport. 

Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit
Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit

Alpkit UK Factory Machinist and Factory Manager positions, Nottingham.

Our AlpFactory here at Alpkit HQ is an important part of what we do here at Alpkit, and has been since the early days.         Alpkit UK...

JOBS: Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.
JOBS: Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.

Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.

Entre-Prises UK Ltd is the country's leading artificial climbing wall manufacturer and part of a global company with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Our UK operations are based in Kelbrook, Lancashire on the edge of the Yorkshire...

Jobs at new 4th Alpkit store  © Alpkit
Jobs at new 4th Alpkit store  © Alpkit

Jobs at New 4th Alpkit Store in Guildford

We are heading south. Want to join this exciting opportunity to be part of our 4th store opening and coming to life? Going...

2 job opportunities at Alpkit  © Alpkit
2 job opportunities at Alpkit  © Alpkit

Two Job Opportunities at Alpkit

We've currently got two job opportunities at Alpkit, do you want to come and join the team? Store Manager - Hathersage and a...

Customer Experience Agent  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Customer Experience Agent  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

'Rab PR and Content Coordinator

Equip Outdoor are looking for an experienced and forward thinking PR Coordinator/Content Creator to join our passionate Marketing...

NICAS Schemes: Managing Director  © ABCTT_Admin
NICAS Schemes: Managing Director  © ABCTT_Admin

NICAS Schemes: Managing Director

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a commercially-minded business leader, with the proven experience, to join us as a...

JOBS: Marketing Manager: Redpoint, Flashpoint, Freedog
JOBS: Marketing Manager: Redpoint, Flashpoint, Freedog

Marketing Manager: Redpoint, Flashpoint, Freedog

Become a Lowe Alpine Ambassador  © Lowe Alpine
Become a Lowe Alpine Ambassador  © Lowe Alpine

Become a Lowe Alpine Ambassador

UK & Ireland Technical Sales Representative, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Lyon Equipment Ltd
UK & Ireland Technical Sales Representative, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Lyon Equipment Ltd

Marketing Coordinator - Cycle (Lyon Outdoor)

Duty Manager, Big Rock in Milton Keynes  © Big Rock & Beacon Climbing Centre
Duty Manager, Big Rock in Milton Keynes  © Big Rock & Beacon Climbing Centre

Duty Manager, Big Rock in Milton Keynes



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