Over the years I've been asked many times about work as a Rope Access technician. Often by Instructors and Guides working for themselves in an industry difficult to make a year round living from. How do you get started? Is there plenty of work? And such like. Unsurprising perhaps that it should appeal to climbers who perceive an opportunity to transfer […]
Amped up sound, external controls, and weather resistant for excursions and impromptu dance parties. The Rock Out 2 Portable Speaker amplifies tunes from your MP3, phone or laptop for over 20 hours without draining battery power from your device. Compatible with any device that uses an audio output jack. Zip up storage compartment to safely store your device […]
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the launch of the updated Mutant we're offering you the chance to win one of two Mutant 28s. To be in with a chance of winning sign up for Osprey news, answer the question below by midnight 17/12/14. Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of the end date. One entry per person. Over 18 UK residents only. […]
Of all Scotland's iconic winter mountains, Lochnagar holds perhaps the greatest mystique. Isolated from the honeypot venues of the Northern Corries to the north, and guarded by its long windswept walk-in the great north-east corrie feels in another age, a brooding pagan god opening its granite jaws to tempt trespass by the brave. Modern gear has done li […]
In this excellent film from Latitude Photography we see Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey travel to Pakistan to climb K6 West. At the moment of their departure down the KKH, they learn of the massacre at Nanga Parbat base camp. Each is now faced with a decision. As Jesse returns home, Raphael and Ian continue with the trip and ultimately stand on […]
Halifax-based John Colton has an art exhibition in Courmayeur, Italy (the Italian side of Mont Blanc) this December. "My work goes back to 1973, some done in situ from routes like the Innominata and Walker Spur. I've mostly kept myself fairly low-key as regards the climbing world, only recently submitting images and words."
The Big Flash 2014 wasn't just big in name. Over the 3 days, hundreds of people flooded through the doors of Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich, and took part in one (or two or three....) of the myriad of activities and competitions taking place over the weekend, helping to raise money for Climbers Against Cancer and The GB Climbing Team.
The annual grass-roots climbing competition for children at High Schools in Scotland has started its Qualifying Rounds. It's free to enter and there are 3 different age groups and both a top-rope and a lead category. Children compete on behalf of their school and have 4 weeks to complete 4 routes at the host wall local to them. The top 5 in each categor […]