As the media hypes up this week's heatwave - AKA 'British Summer' - this rare dosage of heat, sun and dry rock will inevitably see many of us poring over guidebooks and frantically ringing our mates. Although preferable to climbing in the rain, wind and cold, sunny climes can be equally as uncomfortable and potentially risky, if exposure to he […]
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor and Natalie Berry - UKC
36 year-old Nick Fisher from Derbyshire was keen to show off his rather unusual 'truck' set-up, affectionately named 'Brenda.' Ok, it's not a van - but it's something a bit different and shows how versatile vehicle conversions can be... In this series, we feature a variety of vans and their owners and getting into the geeky deta […]
David Coley writes about an accident in la Calanque which could easily have been prevented - due to an oversight which many of us are guilty of. Half the people around me were naked. Now you don't get that at Stanage, even on a summer's day. Climbing on the nudist beach of En Vau in la Calanque had initially felt surreal, but after a week had becom […]
The "Wideboyz" are at it again: Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker recently attempted Nico Favresse's Recovery Drink on the Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway. Poor weather and bad conditions may have hampered their efforts, but in true Wideboyz style spirits weren't dampened entirely...
Dan Mcmanus is, according to accomplished trad master Calum Muskett, "One of the very best onsight trad climbers in the UK." The quiet Welshman has steadily been ticking off countless hard trad routes for the past decade, always going ground-up, and usually suceeding on his first try. His trad skills are "seriously impressive" said Musket […]
Northern Ireland has been a hotspot for hard trad over the last few weeks, with the Fair Head meet attracting swathes of climbers travelling from far and wide to check out the routes. Local resident Ricky Bell has recently managed some impressive first ascents in the area - with Long Runs the Fox E9 6c and Peace Time E8 7a at Buzzard's Roost.