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Become a Supporter of UKClimbing and UKHillwalking

During the past six weeks, we have seen our traffic increase as people spent more time at home and reached out to their virtual communities for support. At UKClimbing and UKHillwalking we have been proud to have played a small part in facilitating this community spirit with our informative news, inspiring articles and quizzes. In order to con...


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The Pathan Project  © Guillaume Broust

Video The Pathan Project - A Remote Big Wall in Pakistan

An unexplored range in a remote valley of Pakistan, an unclimbed big wall, and a solid team of Belgian, French, and Argentinian climbers ready to combine exploration, music, and humour. Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier, and...

Joe Brown  © Jim Herrington
Joe Brown  © Jim Herrington

Video A Musical Tribute to Joe Brown

We recently reported that British climbing legend Joe Brown had passed away at the age of 89. One of Joe's longtime friends and climbing partners, Dennis Gray, has performed a musical tribute to Joe. Dennis kindly shared this recording of himself singing and...

Joe Brown  © Geoff Birtles
Joe Brown  © Geoff Birtles

Newsflash Climbing Pioneer Joe Brown dies aged 89

British climbing legend Joe Brown has passed away peacefully at his home in Llanberis at the age of 89. Joe was a true pioneer of rock climbing and was most active in the 1950s and 1960s. His ascents were as varied in style as they were in location...

New Routes table  © UKC News
New Routes table  © UKC News

SITE UPDATES: Logbook and Notifications

The route table on crag/hill pages has been redesigned from the ground up to provide more functionality and ease of use....

Dave MacLeod: Life is on Ice  © UKC News
Dave MacLeod: Life is on Ice  © UKC News

Video Dave MacLeod - Life is on Ice

Winter climbing in Scotland is a unique experience, often a masochistic one. Harsh weather and precarious protection make...

The UKClimbing Team  © Alan James
The UKClimbing Team  © Alan James

Outdoor Climbing - Time to Put it on Hold

We are in unprecedented times, and just as every other member of the community, climbers must play their part. Though...

Everest and Lhotse – a rare view from high on Nuptse.  © Jon Gupta
Everest and Lhotse – a rare view from high on Nuptse.  © Jon Gupta

Nepal Cancels Everest Climbing Season due to Coronavirus

We reported yesterday that China had


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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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