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Published: 2018-02-19T09:00+00:00

 



Imagining Britain's Lost Glaciers

2018-02-19T09:00+00:00

(image) The last Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago, but the mountains of Britain and Ireland remain as evidence. Peter Roberts has had a bit of fun drawing the glaciers back in...



COMPETITION: Win a Pair of Five Ten Anasazi Pro

2018-02-19T09:00+00:00

(image) When world cup bouldering champion Shauna Coxsey approached the 5.10 development team to update her Anasazis to give her a competitive advantage on the world cup circuit, the Anasazi Pro was born. Shauna's perfect shoe for a world cup finish.



SKILLS: #RespectTheRock - The Sad Story of Whitehouses

2018-02-16T09:00+00:00

(image) In early February Whitehouses, a small crag in North Yorkshire, was destroyed by persons unknown. Rumours of bad behaviour abound, but very little concrete evidence appears to exist, so with blame put to one side what can we learn from this and how can we move on?



DIGITAL FEATURE: Humans of Climbing: Volume 1

2018-02-15T09:00+00:00

(image) Inspired by the popular Humans of New York Facebook series by Brandon Stanton, we thought that sharing short vignettes from a cross section of the climbing community would serve as an antidote to the political polemic of today's society.



COMPETITION: Win 1 of 3 Petzl BOREO Helmets

2018-02-15T09:00+00:00

(image) Durable and very versatile, the BOREO helmet is suitable for a wide range of activities including climbing, mountaineering, caving, via ferrata & canyoning...



SKILLS: Lattice Training: Climbing on a board

2018-02-14T09:00+00:00

(image) This video shows a great session for anyone who wants to use a board to train. You can target specific weaknesses and keep the intensity high to gain overall strength.



ARTICLE: Perfect Partners #6 - Greg Boswell and Will Sim

2018-02-14T09:00+00:00

(image) Greg Boswell is one of Scotland's most experienced and talented winter climbers, with myriad hard first ascents up to XII/12 to his name. Originally from West Cumbria, Will Sim is one of Britain's best all round climbers, having made hard ascents of everything, from sport climbs to new routes in the greater ranges. Like Greg, he is particularly drawn to the adventurous side of climbing. The pair of them first climbed together in Scotland in winter and have since made numerous first ascents and early repeats of hard Scottish routes. In 2017, after a few years of climbing separately, they teamed up for a month-long trip to Alaska, where they established two hard first ascents in stunning weather.



COMPETITION: WIN £250+ of Bouldering Gear from WildBounds

2018-02-12T09:00+00:00

(image) To celebrate our inaugural Boulduary campaign, we're giving away over £250 of BelmezFace climbing kit and apparel together with UKC.



ARTICLE: Playing with Fear

2018-02-09T09:00+00:00

(image) What is Fear? What exactly is going on in the body? Why would anyone put themselves in that position? Can you train yourself to manage fear or even enjoy it? Could a deeper understanding improve your climbing…or coaching?

Mountaineering instructor Sally Lisle explains the importance of tuning into and understanding the inner-workings of body and mind.




COMPETITION: Win a pair of DOLOMITE Steinbock Low GTX 2.0

2018-02-08T09:00+00:00

(image) Made for mountain approaches over long routes on mixed terrain, the Steinbock Low is a particularly comfortable, sturdy and very stable shoe. Win a pair in this competition.



SKILLS: Lattice Training: Repeated Bouldering Problems

2018-02-07T09:00+00:00

(image) In this video series, Tom Randall and Ollie Torr from Lattice will be working with a number of their climbers and taking them through a performance profiling test. This enables them to assess their strengths and weakness and ultimately work out what areas they need to focus on during training. These videos aim to give you the tools to assess your own strengths and weaknesses.This video explains how to train strength at the climbing wall by repeating boulder problems.



COMPETITION: Win an adidas TERREX Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket with Pertex

2018-02-05T09:00+00:00

(image) To celebrate the release of Shifting Sands, the third episode in the Pertex Elemental Journeys Series we're giving you a chance to win a Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket from our partner adidas TERREX.



ARTICLE: Factor Two - Ep.5: Sally Can Wait

2018-02-05T09:00+00:00

(image) In this podcast series, Wil Treasure shares stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and lesser-known characters. In-depth, personal accounts that aren't read from a page on a variety of themes. Settle down with a cuppa and have a listen...

Episode 5: In this episode, James McHaffie and Katy Forrester recount their own close calls soloing, while John Kendrick explains why he took risks himself and why he's so ashamed of what he did all those years ago...




ARTICLE: Remembering Elizabeth Hawley

2018-02-01T09:00+00:00

(image) As a tribute to the late Elizabeth Hawley, who died in Kathmandu on 26 January aged 94, Steve Bell has released this excerpt from his forthcoming memoir and sequel to Virgin on Insanity. It describes a meeting that took place in May 2017.



COMPETITION: WINNER - Win an Alpkit Apogee Jacket

2018-02-01T08:30+00:00

(image) Whether you're crawling out of your tent on a cold morning, belaying your partner from the top of a pitch, waiting for the midnight changeover on a 24 hour enduro, or emerging from an open water swim, who would say no to being swaddled by 100gsm of Primaloft Gold insulation?