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The Indian Face  © Alun Hughes

The Story of the Indian Face: the UK's first E9

'I'm much better than people understand. I'm a much better climber than they realise.' It's only with hindsight that Johnny's statement, despite being mildly tongue-in-cheek, was proven to be correct. Rarely has anyone moved on rock like the Dawes and the amount of ascents The Indian Face has had since 1986 is a testament to ...


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The fire at the weekend at Bamford Edge was one of several in the Peak District  © Rob Greenwood

Lockdown Lifting Sees Increase in Problem Behaviour

The return of large numbers of people to national parks and other upland areas in England has brought a spike in littering, wildfires and mountain rescue incidents. Some issues appear to be worse than during equivalent periods in past years.

Carrying a casualty in the mountains is a massive undertaking  © Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Carrying a casualty in the mountains is a massive undertaking  © Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

Returning to Welsh Hills and Mountains - A Message from MRTs

Following the Welsh Government's announcement yesterday that people from two separate households will be allowed to meet outdoors and exercise within a rule-of-thumb travel distance of five miles from Monday, Mountain Rescue teams...

A Feather in the West  © Pertex
A Feather in the West  © Pertex

Fri Night Vid A Feather in the West - New Routing on Owey

This week's Friday Night Video is a trip to the small island of Owey. A team of talented Irish climbers explore sea cliffs that local guidebook writer Iain Miller claims, have "enough new routing potential to last at least twelve...

If they stick to the footholds at Dumbarton, they can stick anywhere  © UKC Gear
If they stick to the footholds at Dumbarton, they can stick anywhere  © UKC Gear

New Corona Advice for Walkers and Climbers in Scotland

With Scotland now in Phase 1 of the journey out of lockdown, the presumption against climbing and...

Joe Brown  © Alun Hughes/BMC TV
Joe Brown  © Alun Hughes/BMC TV

Video An Interview with Joe Brown

Joe Brown, originally a plumber's apprentice from Manchester, took the British climbing world by storm after WWII. In the 50s and...

Southern Sandstone: Harrison's Rocks.  © Daimon Beail
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...

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...


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Conor McGovern on Midnight Lobster  © Matt Pycroft

"A Feather in the West" - upcoming Owey climbing film from PERTEX

PERTEX presents their latest film, 'A Feather in the West', produced by Peak District based production company, Coldhouse.

© Jessie Leong  © UKC Gear
© Jessie Leong  © UKC Gear

Women's Trad Festival 24-26 July - Leader Applications Now Open!

Join us for a weekend of trad climbing at the fifth Women's Trad Festival in the Peak District, 24th-26th July 2020! Participate in a unique event and be part of the ever-growing, strong, supportive and psyched community...

Leo pulling hard through the steep section on pitch 5  © Coldhouse Collective
Leo pulling hard through the steep section on pitch 5  © Coldhouse Collective

Update from the Mnt Roraima expedition

During a dreich week here in the UK, here's an update from the Mnt Roraima team in Guyana that will hopefully brighten up your day.

Jerry Moffatt Mastermind interview + Signed Copies of Mastermind available

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

The team - (l-r) Wilson Cutbirth, Waldo Etherington, Leo Houlding, Anna Taylor, Matt Pycroft, Dan Howard  © Coldhouse Collective
The team - (l-r) Wilson Cutbirth, Waldo Etherington, Leo Houlding, Anna Taylor, Matt Pycroft, Dan Howard  © Coldhouse Collective

Leo Houlding and Team arrive in Guyana

After leaving from various locations earlier this week, the full team safely reached Guyana – Leo Houlding, Anna...

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...

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....


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