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UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry

UKC Christmas Quiz 2020 - The Answers

Thank you to all 687 of you who took part in our 2020 Christmas Quiz! The highest score was 83%. Here are the answers. You can still take part in the quiz if you missed it...just stop scrolling now!


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One Grain of Sand  © Aniseed Films

Video One Grain of Sand - Moorland Climbing

One Grain of Sand was filmed over a single Autumn & Winter and is a short portrait of lone climbing and walking in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire moorlands. The film showcases stunning Peak District scenery, mixed with the cal...

A cake rated 8.5/10 by Jake. 'Not 10/10 because the ropes are disgusting-looking and slimy and that kinda freaks me out.'  © Jake Davis
A cake rated 8.5/10 by Jake. 'Not 10/10 because the ropes are disgusting-looking and slimy and that kinda freaks me out.'  © Jake Davis

Video Reviewing Climbing Cakes Based on the Climbing

What happens when a non-climber designs a climbing-themed cake for a climber? Danger and accidents, if a recent YouTube video by Jake Davis is anything to go by.  Bad belaying, poor footwork, ropes for harnesses and shoddy anchors - anything...

Rhys Whitehouse on Scoliosis (English 7a)  © Harriet Buck
Rhys Whitehouse on Scoliosis (English 7a)  © Harriet Buck

2020 South East Round Up

2020 has objectively been a crazy year. Like all other aspects of life, Covid put climbing in the south-east on hold for a substantial chunk of the year and has unfortunately also exacerbated some access arrangements in the area. However, there were some significant...

Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey
Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey

Coronavirus: New Lockdown Guidance Issued

Following the announcement of national lockdowns across the country, political leaders have set out new...

Trevor Ponting  © Epic TV
Trevor Ponting  © Epic TV

Fri Night Vid Living with Brain Cancer - Trevor Ponting

Trevor Ponting made a career for himself as a professional skater and snowboarder in the '80s and...

2020 Roundup Image   © UKC
2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the...

James Pearson on the third ascent of Harder, Faster E9 7a.   © Dark Sky Media
James Pearson on the third ascent of Harder, Faster E9 7a.   © Dark Sky Media

Hard Grit Repeats by James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

James Pearson made the third ascent of Harder, Faster E9 7a at Black Rocks, Derbyshire on 24...


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'The Climbing Travel Guide' reaches fundraising goal in 19 hours

In just 19 hours the campaign to create the photo-book 'The Climbing Travel Guide' reached its 10K euro fundraising goal to promote sustainable travel.

FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP
FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP

UKClimbing crags now available on FATMAP

We've partnered with FATMAP to add 16,000 crags to their high-resolution 3D map. You can now see crags pins on FATMAP which are linked to the individual crag pages on UKC.

U27 Membership  © BMC
U27 Membership  © BMC

Product News Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports the great work of the BMC, but it's also packed full of personal benefits. 

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

Womens Trad Festival - Climbers Like Me

Women's Trad Festival might not have been able to go ahead this year, however, we are still keen to mark...

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Product News Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

Wild Country is soon changing the official product lifetime. The potential lifespan of metal products is...

Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face
Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face

The North Face presents: Towers of Tigray

With a rich history of climbing, the Tigray region of Ethiopia has always provided an incredible...

30-Week Instructor Training 2020/21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training...


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