Derek began mountain walking in 1954 and took up climbing in 1956 during national service with the RAF Mountain Rescue in North Wales. He was president of the University of Bristol Mountaineering Club in 1959-60 following the first of many Alpine seasons in 1958. He joined the Climbers' Club in 1969, and served as president from 1984-7. He was a member of the Alpine Club and the Fell & Rock CC.
Big news from the world of extreme fell running, where Jim Mann continues to push the boundaries. Today (21st February) he... Read more
On Saturday 18th February, the British Universities and Colleges Sport Nationals - or 'BUCS Nationals' - took place at the... Read more
We recently came across a short video of Ganesha 8b+ - India's hardest sport route at Badami, Karnataka in the south of the... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week is a tour through some of the most idyllic scenery in the British isles; a 400km ultra-running... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week is an exclusive from BMC TV and TGO Magazine featuring Sheffield funny man Niall Grimes and... Read more