Will Sim


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I became completely obsessed with climbing when I was about 11, and it has been getting me out of bed every day since then! I’d describe myself as a rock climber who gets lured into bigger and bigger adventures which ultimately involve ice, altitude, cold, big trips away, lots of soul searching and surreal situations.

I currently work as a Mountain Guide in the French Alps which I see as a way to be able to earn money and live in the greatest playground on earth - the Mont Blanc Massif. I regularly travel to Patagonia, Alaska, the Rockies, and Pakistan in search of big climbing experiences in interesting places.


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Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska  © Sim/Boswell

Article Perfect Partners #6 - Greg Boswell and Will Sim

Greg Boswell is one of Scotland's most experienced and talented winter climbers, with myriad hard first ascents up to XII/12 to his name. Originally from West Cumbria, Will Sim is one of Britain's best all round climbers, having made hard ascen...

Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska  © Sim/Boswell
Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska  © Sim/Boswell

Interview Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska

In late April, Greg Boswell and Will Sim established two new lines above the Buckskin Glacier in the Central Alaska Range, named Beastiality and Shark Fishing. We caught up with Will and Greg to find out a bit more now that they're safely back...

Nick Bullock and Will Sim  © Nick Bullock
Nick Bullock and Will Sim  © Nick Bullock

Interview Bullock and Sim on Mt Alberta North Face

We recently reported that Nick Bullock and Will Sim had made the second ascent of the House-Anderson route on the North Face of Mount Alberta, Canada in two and a half days. We caught up with Nick and Will to find out more about their experience in...

Will Sim approaching the headwall on Mt Alberta North Face  © Nick Bullock
Will Sim approaching the headwall on Mt Alberta North Face  © Nick Bullock

Newsflash Nick Bullock and Will Sim on Alberta North Face

British alpinists Nick Bullock and Will Sim have made the second ascent of the House-Anderson route on the...

Second Accent of the route,Will Sim leading the second Pitch The Gathering . What a day.  © REELTIME ADVENTURE
Second Accent of the route,Will Sim leading the second Pitch The Gathering . What a day.  © REELTIME ADVENTURE

Video Boswell and Sim - The Gathering

Stuck at work? Want to get psyched for the weekend? Here's a short film of Greg Boswell and Will Sim climbing the second...

Will Sim on the descent down the Seattle Ramp, (Montage Edit)  © Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures
Will Sim on the descent down the Seattle Ramp, (Montage Edit)  © Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures

News Griffith and Sim - Fast Ascent - Cassin Ridge

British climbers Jon Griffith and Will Sim have made a very fast ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali, Alaska. The...

Will Sim making a calf burning traverse with the Fitz Roy massif in the distance  © Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures
Will Sim making a calf burning traverse with the Fitz Roy massif in the distance  © Jon Griffith / Alpine Exposures

News Jon Griffith and Will Sim - Cerro Piergiorgio

British climbers Jon Griffith and Will Sim are currently in Patagonia and have climbed the East Face Route...

Will Sim and Jon Griffith  © Jon Griffith
Will Sim and Jon Griffith  © Jon Griffith

Video Jon and Will on The Croz Spur

Will Sim and Jon Griffith  © Jon Griffith
Will Sim and Jon Griffith  © Jon Griffith

News Will Sim, Jon Griffith, New Route on Grand Montets Ridge


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Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten mode...

OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey
OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique way that you can both sleep in it and practically wear it that sets the Interstellar apart, says Dan Bailey

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear
Bootpacking between snow patches early season in the Alps  © UKC Gear

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

If you are a multi-discipline outdoors enthusiast and want just one shell to cover all bases - or even to carry just in case...


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Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new waterproof gaiter design uses PU Tek technology to create a lightweight but extremely durable outer with a high degree ...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

Outdoor Research Summer Rock Climbing Gear and Accessories

The latest additions to Outdoor Researchs climbing gear collection emphasise versatility for everyday life.

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic...

Outdoor Research Reinvents the Lightweight Shelter Category with New Bivvys

Re-thinking the entire concept around how lightweight backcountry shelters...