Andy Kirkpatrick shares beta, tips and techniques for any mortals who wish to climb The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite. "How tough do you need to be..? The idea of being 'tough' is probably odd, as most people simply focus on 'how hard can you climb', but a route like The Nose (and many other world class routes) require much more of yo […]
In April 2014 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche on Everest. In a series of articles Everest operator Russell Brice looks at the accident and its aftermath. Part two covers the search, and how bungling officials hampered efforts at base camp.
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Young, talented climber Ellis Butler-Barker is currently out in Rodellar, Northern Spain and is climbing extremely well. He has redpointed his first 8c, Welcome to Tijuana and proving that he is no slouch at onsighting he became the youngest Brit to onsight 8b with ascents of La Kanabica, Chuchills For Your Finguers and Alter Ego...
Back in April, Nalle Hukkataival made the coveted first, and so far only, ascent of the sit down start to Klem Loskot's classic Bügeleisen in the Maltatal in southern Austria. Nalle had to make several trips to get decent conditions on the notoriously wet steep wall, but in the end he got lucky as a powerful Föhn dried it up in no time. Needless to say, […]
The name Rocklands says one thing – Bouldering. This vast, semi-desert pleateau in the Northern Cederberg range of South Africa is home to some of the hardest, most iconic boulder problems of our time, and the orange/grey rock is the dream of many a climber. However, it appears that there may be more to Rocklands than just the boulders, as Caroline Cia […]
Dave Sutcliffe brings you a video showing recent hard new routes and repeats at Hawkcliffe in West Yorkshire Ascents featured in the film include; Naomi Buys climbing Birdsong, E7 6c, Jordan Buys climbing Charlie Don't Surf, E8 6c and first ascents from both Jordan Buys and Dave Sutcliffe.