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Hamish MacInnes with one of his early mountain rescue dogs.  © BBC Scotland

Hamish MacInnes dies aged 90

Scottish climber, inventor and mountain safety pioneer Hamish MacInnes has died aged 90 at his Highland home in Glencoe.


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Breathtaking K2 - One of the films in the Mountaineering Collection  © Adrian Ballinger

Top Picks for Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

This year's extraordinary version of Kendal Mountain Festival begins today and the team have done an incredible job of curating a festival for the online world. There are films on-demand, sessions beamed to your TV or computer and exciting prem...

Kirsty Pallas  © UKC
Kirsty Pallas  © UKC

Video Kendal Mountain Festival - Kirsty Pallas Interview

Kirsty Pallas is an enthusiastic instructor, experienced climber and an advocate for a more diverse outdoor community. Her film Called to the Mountains is playing at Kendal Mountain Festival as part of the Women in Adventure session, so we...

If you live in one of Scotland's higher tier areas, avoid walking or climbing in a lower tier area such as the highlands  © Dan Bailey
If you live in one of Scotland's higher tier areas, avoid walking or climbing in a lower tier area such as the highlands  © Dan Bailey

COVID Rules Across UK - What They Mean for Walkers and Climbers

As measures to curb the spread of the virus have diverged across the nations of the UK, the big picture has grown confusing. What can you do, and where? We attempt to summarise the current situation. 

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020  © KMF
Kendal Mountain Festival 2020  © KMF

Kendal Mountain Festival - Tickets Now On Sale

Kendal Mountain Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, moving its spectacular line-up of films, live...

Emma trained hard throughout lockdown to prepare for her hardest route to date.  © Andrew Rutherford Photography
Emma trained hard throughout lockdown to prepare for her hardest route to date.  © Andrew Rutherford Photography

Quick Release by Emma Powell

19-year-old GB Ice Climbing Team member Emma Powell has ticked Quick Release at The Works, Hodge Close.

Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle  © Arc'teryx
Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle  © Arc'teryx

Fri Night Vid Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle

This week's Friday Night Video takes a look at the life of Guy Lacelle, a renowned ice climber who...

Uisdean seconding in the excellent ice conditions.  © Ethan Berman
Uisdean seconding in the excellent ice conditions.  © Ethan Berman

New Routes in Bugaboos and Canadian Rockies by Uisdean Hawthorn

Scottish climber Uisdean Hawthorn has been busy making first ascents and impressive...


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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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