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UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry

UKC Christmas Quiz 2020 - The Answers

Thank you to all 687 of you who took part in our 2020 Christmas Quiz! The highest score was 83%. Here are the answers. You can still take part in the quiz if you missed it...just stop scrolling now!


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First ascent of El Flechazo  © Sean Villanueva

Fri Night Vid First ascent of El Flechazo - Sean Villanueva & Nico Favresse

This week's Friday Night Video follows Sean Villanueva and Nicolas Favresse on their trip to Patagonia in February 2020. At first, they arrive without any objective or expectations - a reasonable approach for the unpredictable weather i...

An all-Nepali team made the historic first winter ascent of K2.  © Nirmal Purja
An all-Nepali team made the historic first winter ascent of K2.  © Nirmal Purja

Newsflash First Winter Ascent of K2 made by All-Nepali Team

A ten-strong all-Nepali team has achieved the coveted first winter ascent of K2 (8611m), the last of the fourteen eight-thousand-metre peaks to be summitted in the winter season. The ascent was a joint effort from three separate teams...

Karakorum  © Ice Cream Studio
Karakorum  © Ice Cream Studio

Video Chinese Mountaineering in the Karakorum

In June 2019, three young Chinese climbers set off for the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan. Their goal was an unclimbed 6000m peak deep in the mountains above the unexplored Liligo Glacier. Hao Xin, Stanley and Ken set off together on what would...

Patagonia Promise  © Reel Rock
Patagonia Promise  © Reel Rock

Fri Night Vid Patagonia Promise

This week's Friday Night Video follows the story of Sean 'Stanley' Leary's journey to scatter his wife's ashes. Roberta Nunes...

2020 Roundup Image   © UKC
2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the...

Changabang  © GMHM
Changabang  © GMHM

Changabang and the Mirrors of a Repetition

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to the Himalayan peak of Changabang where we follow three alpinists...

The New Kid  © Cedar Wright
The New Kid  © Cedar Wright

Fri Night Vid The New Kid - An Expedition to Antarctica

This week's Friday Night Video follows the 'new kid' Savannah Cummins as she embarks on an expedition...


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Ed Jackson approaches the 'summit' of his Everest challenge  © @thatcameraman

Quadriplegic Berghaus Ambassador Completes Charity Mount Everest Challenge at Hom

Ed Jackson, Berghaus ambassador and a quadriplegic former professional rugby player, has scaled the height of Mount Everest up his parents' staircase. The Bath resident made the journey of 8,8...

Mick Fowler (left) and Victor Saunders (right)  © Berghaus
Mick Fowler (left) and Victor Saunders (right)  © Berghaus

Chombu wins again, but Mick Fowler proves his point

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders have returned to the UK after being repelled for a second time this year by the still unclimbed 6,362m Himalayan mountain Chombu. After overcoming numerous permit challenges, bad weather and terrible...

Leo Holding and Anna Taylor  © Berghaus
Leo Holding and Anna Taylor  © Berghaus

Leo Houlding leads new team to explore heights of the lost world

Leo Houlding has revealed details of a major expedition that will start next month. Leading a team of six, Leo will set out to climb a new route on the 600m, continually overhanging Prow of Roraima in Guyana. In a trip...

FL 1  © The North Face
FL 1  © The North Face

The North Face FUTURELIGHT™ - The Technology behind the Innovation

The North Face changed the future of the outerwear industry with the unveiling of...

TRAD Action 1  © Hansi Heckmair
TRAD Action 1  © Hansi Heckmair

Ortovox Safety Academy Part 3: How to pack your climbing pack for alpine climbing

Alpine climbers need to pack light. Whether for the approach or on the...

Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders  © Berghaus
Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders  © Berghaus

Mick Fowler returns to the Himalaya in bid to make first ascent with a colostomy

Mick Fowler has returned to the Himalaya in his quest to be the first...

Belaying  © Ortovox
Belaying  © Ortovox

Ortovox Safety Academy Part 2: Abseiling

In the second part of the safety academy Ortovox show you how to safely build belays and use bolted anchors whilst...


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