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DIGITAL FEATURE: An Oral History of the First Winter Ascent of K2

On 16 January 2021, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, a ten-strong all-Nepali team made history in more ways than one. One Magar and nine Sherpas started out in three separate teams, but united to reach a common goal. With mere steps to go, they gathered and marched to the summit in unison, breathlessly singing the national anthem of Nepal and bearing their country's unique red and blue pennant flag. In their own words — and in-between a succession of celebratory receptions in Kathmandu — Nimsdai Purja, Mingma G and Mingma David Sherpa recounted their individual experiences of the climb.

DIGITAL FEATURE: Marmot Photography Awards 2020

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Marmot Photography Awards

TRAINING: Using Boards for Training - Introduction and Warming Up

In this new series about the nuances of training on boards, Neil Gresham breaks down everything from how to warm up, different training methods, to planning sessions, and...
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New Guide to Sicily - Mediterranean Sport Climbing Paradise

Wish you we here? So do we.

The sun-kissed rock of Sicily sadly remains far away for now. But this brand new Rockfax guide offers the chance to browse the routes, kindle your psyche and plan for a future trip.

Rockfax Digital subscribers will also automatically receive the whole Sicily guide as part of their subscription.

This new Rockfax will be available at the end of March. Inspire yourself out of lockdown with plans for later in the year. UKC Supporter Plus members will receive an extra 30% off the guidebook, as well as a subscription to Rockfax Digital.

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COMPETITION: Win 6 Mammut Sender quickdraws

Sender quickdraws are designed for alpine climbing and high-performance sport. The combination of extremely light, compact carabiners and Dyneema® slings delivers an...

Photo of the Week
Elliots Downfall 2021

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Congratulations to Mark Haward for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 165 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week