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Hamish MacInnes with one of his early mountain rescue dogs.  © BBC Scotland

Hamish MacInnes dies aged 90

Scottish climber, inventor and mountain safety pioneer Hamish MacInnes has died aged 90 at his Highland home in Glencoe.


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Jakob Schubert on La Force Tranquille Direct (8C)  © Jakob Schubert

The Ticklist #18 Magic Wood sends, Hard Grit, El Cap in a Day and an Alpine Multipitch

In this week's Ticklist, top boulderers sneak in some hard ascents at Magic Wood before the snow, a free ascent of El Capitan and some hard gritstone bouldering.

Breathtaking K2 - One of the films in the Mountaineering Collection  © Adrian Ballinger
Breathtaking K2 - One of the films in the Mountaineering Collection  © Adrian Ballinger

Top Picks for Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

This year's extraordinary version of Kendal Mountain Festival begins today and the team have done an incredible job of curating a festival for the online world. There are films on-demand, sessions beamed to your TV or computer and exciting premieres...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020  © KMF
Kendal Mountain Festival 2020  © KMF

Kendal Mountain Festival - Tickets Now On Sale

Kendal Mountain Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, moving its spectacular line-up of films, live events, guest speakers and literature programme online. The UK's biggest outdoor event showcases its unique spirit online for the first time...

Priti and Jeff Wright on the summit of K6 Central.  © Jeff Wright
Priti and Jeff Wright on the summit of K6 Central.  © Jeff Wright

The Ticklist #15 - Surprise Summits in Pakistan, New Honnold Speed Record and Hard Boulder Ticks

This week's ticklist is a very mixed bag of high mountain ascents...

Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle  © Arc'teryx
Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle  © Arc'teryx

Fri Night Vid Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle

This week's Friday Night Video takes a look at the life of Guy Lacelle, a renowned ice climber who...

Uisdean seconding in the excellent ice conditions.  © Ethan Berman
Uisdean seconding in the excellent ice conditions.  © Ethan Berman

New Routes in Bugaboos and Canadian Rockies by Uisdean Hawthorn

Scottish climber Uisdean Hawthorn has been busy making first ascents and impressive...

Migrants travel ill-prepared through high cols and snowy terrain each year in the mountains surrounding Briançon.  © Alan James
Migrants travel ill-prepared through high cols and snowy terrain each year in the mountains surrounding Briançon.  © Alan James

Migrants in the Alps - 'Essential' Shelter faces Closure in Briançon

A volunteer-run shelter in Briançon which has provided refuge and food for...


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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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