Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, straddles the Tibet-Nepal border. And like its namesake, this sweater sits on the border too – somewhere between jacket territory and sweater land. Likely, you have already figured out how useful that "tweener" weight can be – particularly in the manifestation of a lightweight, top-notch goose down […]
Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!
Andy Serkis, the man behind the voice and character of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, is a climber. He has built a reputation as the world's foremost performer in the highly specialised world of Digital Performance Capture, with roles such as King Kong, Captain Haddock in Tin Tin and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes franchise. In this article, Dominic […]
Toni Lamprecht, the man who has given us so many hard routes and boulder problems over the years, many of which, for example Bokassa's fridge - Assassin, monkey or man, ~8C+, remain unrepeated, has now, aged 43, tied in again and made the first ascent of Black flag, 8c/9a, at Kochel in southern Germany. A new heavy route on the Rocky-Wand in Kochel. Man […]
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest waterfall, the Rjukanfossen. At 104m high, the waterfall was used to generate electricity through a series of power plants, which became synonymous with this region of Norway. Today, people are still drawn to the waterfalls of Rju […]
On Saturday 13th December Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson kicked off their Scottish winter season early by making the second winter ascent of Culloden IX/9 at Creag an Dubh Loch. With deep snow on the approach, Greg and Guy made the two and a half hour slog without a specific goal in mind, preferring to see what conditions allowed for before choosing Culloden […]