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DESTINATION GUIDE: Greece - In Search of Solitude

I have to confess to a long term obsession with Kalymnos. I really do love the place; the superbly accessible climbing, the cheery locals, the great climate and of course, the sunsets. We normally visit twice a year for a month or so, but it does get a bit busy - OK very...

SKILLS: Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

Following a spate of avalanche-related deaths and injuries in the Scottish mountains recently, we are re-sharing this 2-part series on avalanche awareness and safety skills...

ARTICLE: Whither the BMC?

Ahead of the British Mountaineering Council AGM on 30th/31st March, Simon Lee takes stock of where our national body is currently and the direction in which it may be...
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Special edition of 'Edmund Hillary – A Biography' by Michael Gill available to pre-order NOW

Edmund Hillary – A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains. 

Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man.

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COMPETITION: Win a Fjӓllrӓven Keb Jacket

To celebrate the launch of its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Fjӓllrӓven has joined forces with UKC/UKH to offer its readers the chance to win one of their newly...

Photo of the Week
Greg Boswell climbing through the thin second crux section of Anubis
Hamish Frost

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Congratulations to James Rushforth for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 121 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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The Ellis Brigham winter sale is on now!

Save up to 50% on your favourite brands with big discounts on Mountain Equipment, Arc'teryx, DMM, Black Diamond and The North Face plus many more...!

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