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UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here mountaineering and skiing instructor Lou Reynolds looks at a winter essential, walking with an ice axe.
Mike's email captured my interest immediately. Would I be interested in hiring a camper van and ski touring in Norway at the start of April? How could anyone decline such an offer? I leapt at the chance. Adventure, world class powder, enticing terrain, stunning views and stories to embellish forever more await those who break from mainstream touring in […]
The seventh Piolet d'Or Carrière will be awarded this year to British alpinist and mountaineer Chris Bonington in recognition of his lifetime achievements in mountaineering. In tonight's video, Sir Chris and Leo Houlding climb the original route up the Old Man of Hoy - first climbed by Sir Chris himself and Tom Patey in July 1967 - to celebrate his […]
Back in May 2013, after five weeks of work spread over two trips, Nicolas Favresse made the first ascent of Recovery Drink, 8HARD, at Jøssingfjord in southern Norway, now, finally, there is a video. Regarding the difficulty of this magnificent steep crack line, Nicolas simply states it's the hardest crack he has ever done. Considering he has done quite […]
Martin Keller has made what I think is the sixth ascent of Dai Koyamada's Insanity of grandeur, ~8C, at Chironico, Switzerland. In his blog tells the whole long story from when he began trying the "wrong" start by mistake back in 2004, via his first ascent of Der mit dem Fels tanzt in 2012, and serious hamstring and knee injuries after that, t […]
GB Ice Climbing Team member Anna Wells finished a very credible 11th place at the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas Fee, Switzerland last weekend, at one of the toughest rounds on the World Cup circuit.