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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 guidelines and legislation on travel, exercise and recreation, some of which relate to climbing and hillwalking.


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Hamish Frost enjoying himself on the mighty Un Poco Loco on Bidean nam Bian  © Greg Boswell

The Ticklist #22 - New Scottish Winter Climbs and Bouldering Repeats

This week's Ticklist features some hard new Scottish Winter lines, repeats of difficult boulder problems around the world and an inspirational video. Roll on 2021!

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 UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

Changabang  © GMHM
Changabang  © GMHM

Changabang and the Mirrors of a Repetition

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to the Himalayan peak of Changabang where we follow three alpinists from the French High Military Group. The film tells the story of their very short weather window to ascend the mountain, whilst simultaneously...

The Ghosts Above  © Sony Alpha
The Ghosts Above  © Sony Alpha

Fri Night Vid The Ghosts Above

This week's Friday Night Video recently took home the Best Mountain Film award at

The New Kid  © Cedar Wright
The New Kid  © Cedar Wright

Fri Night Vid The New Kid - An Expedition to Antarctica

This week's Friday Night Video follows the 'new kid' Savannah Cummins as she embarks on an expedition...

Dave MacLeod on Nevermore VIII,8.  © Iain Small
Dave MacLeod on Nevermore VIII,8.  © Iain Small

The Ticklist #20 Scottish winter season kicks off and hard European ascents

The Scottish winter season kicks off, while bouldering conditions turn prime in...

Having a sunset play on the North ridge of Tryfan after a successful day on Grooved Arete.   © Jake Webb
Having a sunset play on the North ridge of Tryfan after a successful day on Grooved Arete.   © Jake Webb

International Mountain Day - Photo Special

To mark International Mountain Day we're sharing some of our favourite recent images submitted by site users to the...


Press Releases

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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. 

Louna Ladevant winning gold  © UIAA
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

Lake District Fell Top Assessors in MHW Exposure 2 Gore-Tex Pro Jacket and Alpine Light backpack  © Mountain Hardwear
Lake District Fell Top Assessors in MHW Exposure 2 Gore-Tex Pro Jacket and Alpine Light backpack  © Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear puts Fell Top Assessors in gear for winter season

Outdoor performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear is continuing to ensure a safe winter season for the Lake District Fell Top Assessors, by equipping the experienced team of three with its latest range...

Embracing the steepness at White Goods  © White Goods Festival
Embracing the steepness at White Goods  © White Goods Festival

White Goods Festival of Drytooling Report

The first weekend of November saw many people eating toffee apples and heading out to bonfires and firework...

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...

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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