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Matthew Phillips  © Epic TV

One of a Kind - The Story of Matthew Phillips

This week's Friday Night Video tells the story of Matthew Phillips who started climbing at the age of 14 and quickly took the para-climbing world by storm, winning the World Championships in 2018 at the age of 18 and repeating the feat a year later. The film explores how Matthew got into climbing, his relationship with his coach, Robi...


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Southern Sandstone: Harrison's Rocks.  © Daimon Beail

Climbing Hotspots to Avoid in England

The BMC access team has published an article with a detailed list of honeypot crags in England to avoid as climbers have begun making their way back to the crags.

Mélissa le Nevé climbs Action Directe 9a.  © Fabi Buhl
Mélissa le Nevé climbs Action Directe 9a.  © Fabi Buhl

Newsflash Action Directe 9a by Mélissa le Nevé

French climber Mélissa le Nevé has ticked the classic Action Directe 9a in Frankenjura, Germany. This is her first route of the grade and the first female ascent of Wolfgang Güllich's famous line, which he climbed in 1991.

If you don't live within five miles of the Cuillin you're not going to be doing this for quite some time yet...  © Dan Bailey
If you don't live within five miles of the Cuillin you're not going to be doing this for quite some time yet...  © Dan Bailey

Lockdown Scotland - Limited Scope for Walkers and Climbers

Measures announced on Thursday 21 May by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon point to a more gradual easing of lockdown restrictions than have already taken place in England. It's a long way from the travel free-for-all south...

Baspa Valley  © The North Face
Baspa Valley  © The North Face

Video Climbing in India's Baspa Valley

Last Autumn, a strong team of climbers consisting of Jacopo Larcher, Siebe Vanhee, Matty Hong and the Pou brothers...

Vintage Rock Tour  © Epic TV
Vintage Rock Tour  © Epic TV

Seb Bouin's Vintage Rock Tour - Verdon

Seb Bouin's mission to explore French climbing history takes him to the Verdon Gorge. Home to some of the hardest rock...

Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra
Ondra - Bohemian Rhapsody  © Adam Ondra

Post-Lockdown Lowdown - Ascents from Around the World

Throughout the lockdown period, we took the unprecedented step of not reporting on ascents from...

Kuntur Sayana - Bolting and climbing a perfect line in Peru  © Petzl
Kuntur Sayana - Bolting and climbing a perfect line in Peru  © Petzl

Fri Night Vid Kuntur Sayana - Bolting and climbing a perfect line in Peru

This week's Friday Night Video follows Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson to Peru where...


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Louna Ladevant winning gold  © UIAA

Climbing success for Mountain Hardwear climbers Louna Ladevant and Hugo Parmentie

Double gold for Louna Ladevant in the 2020 Ice Climbing World Cup First 9b route for Hugo Parmentier

The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV
The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV

Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

Watch the award-winning Big Bang film in cinemas and Patagonia stores this March. Join top climber Emma Twyford, comedian Niall Grimes and filmmaker David Petts, as BMC TV and Patagonia present a very special five-date Big Bang Tour.

© Lena Drapella  © UKC Gear
© Lena Drapella  © UKC Gear

Climbing trips in Sardinia with Patxi Usobiaga and Hazel Findlay

In 2020, Climbing Ulassai Association brings you 2 unmissable climbing events. Are you ready to step up your climbing game or are you after a unique female focused holiday? Either way, take your climbing journey to the...

Jerry Moffatt Mastermind interview + Signed Copies of Mastermind available

Mastermind by climbing legend Jerry Moffatt is a guide to mental training for...

Gary on the FA of Ghost Train, Pembroke  © Hazel Gibson
Gary on the FA of Ghost Train, Pembroke  © Hazel Gibson

'Blood, Sweat and Smears' by Gary Gibson + Kendal Mountain Festival talk 17.11.19

Gary Gibson's autobiography Blood, Sweat and Smears is now available to...

Hazel Findlay  © Speakers from the Edge
Hazel Findlay  © Speakers from the Edge

Hazel Findlay - 'The Climb Within Lecture' Tour

Hazel Findlay – Hazel has been climbing for 21 of her 29 years, and started out trad climbing on the...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK...


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