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Lucy Walker - The First Woman on the Matterhorn

150 years ago in 1871, Liverpudlian Lucy Walker became the first woman to climb the Matterhorn. She not only managed the climb in cumbersome skirts and hobnail boots but also overcame a deeply embedded gender bias in mountaineering, inspiring countless future female alpinists to follow in her footsteps.


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The Ticklist #42 - Dani Arnold Petit Dru North Face Speed Solo, Michaela Kiersch on Form

A quieter week around the world after a busy couple of summer months at home and abroad, but some big sends nonetheless...

The Ticklist #40 - Ghisolfi talks Bibliographie, Hard Bouldering, Trad and Multi-Pitch

In this week's Ticklist, we have an eclectic mix of sport, trad, bouldering, and a desperate alpine multi-pitch...

2021 Boardman Tasker Award Shortlist Announced

The six shortlisted books in the 2021 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature have been announced. This year there were 41 entries, from Great Britain, Canada, Ireland, France, Norway and the USA.

The Ticklist #38 Bouldering in Rocklands, Switzerland and the States

This week's ticklist features some elite bouldering from three different...

Fri Night Vid Ocean to Asgard - Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook

This week's Friday Night Video follows Bronwyn Hodgins, Jacob Cook, Thor Stewart and Zack Goldberg-Poch...

The Ticklist #35 Big Walls, Big Mountains and Steep Scottish Trad

Some big ascents on big walls and big mountains, plus some steep Scottish trad...

Video Respect the Wild - Van Life

As part of their Respect the Wild campaign, the BMC have released a new video about responsible Van Life with pro climber Robbie...


Press Releases

These are announcements direct from brands

Product News The North Face: Advanced Mountain Kit - available at Ellis Brigham

Advanced Mountain Kit - The North Face's latest range - is available exclusively at Ellis Brigham.

Product News Lakshmi Alpine Academy

The opportunities are seemingly endless - whether you want to coach people in climbing techniques in the Peak District for No Boundaries, lead a trip across Svalbard for Exped Adventure, or take a client to Afghanistan with Mercury.

Berghaus ambassadors team up for Mont Blanc climb with a difference

Berghaus ambassadors Leo Houlding and Ed Jackson have announced that they will climb Mont Blanc together. Leo will support the former professional rugby player and incomplete quadriplegic as he tackles the 4,809m...

Quadriplegic Berghaus Ambassador Completes Charity Mount Everest Challenge at Hom

Ed Jackson,...

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...

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....

The North Face FUTURELIGHT™ - The Technology behind the Innovation

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


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