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VIDEO: New Lockdown Training Series - Ep. 1 - Staying Motivated

This first episode of our lockdown training panel discussion features Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson talking about motivation for training during lockdown.

FEATURE: The Stone Children - Cutting Edge Climbing in the 1970s

Mick Ward remembers the key players and major ascents of the 1970s... In 1972 Tony Willmott died, soloing in the Avon Gorge. To his friend, Al Baker, he was a stone child....

REVIEW: Tenaya Mastia

Tenaya are famous for a range of things, not least their illustrious team of sponsored climbers: Alex Megos, Chris Sharma, Jimmy Webb and Alize Duraisse; however, which...
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NEWS: UKC Christmas Quiz 2020 - The Answers

Thank you to all 687 of you who took part in our 2020 Christmas Quiz! The highest score was 83%. Here are the answers.

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