News from the mountaineering world
Six women-led teams selected for 2019 Grit and Rock grants - Alpinist
Thursday 21st of March 2019
2019 Grit and Rock grant recipients. [Image] Derek Franz Grit & Rock recently announced six teams as recipients of its 2019 First Ascent Award. The grant, which distributes $10,000 a year for women-l ...

NEWS: Climbing Access under threat in the Grampians - UK Climbing
Thursday 21st of March 2019
The popular Australian climbing destination of the Grampians National Park/Gariwerd is under threat as a ban on eight major areas has been announced. The Gallery, Billywing Buttress Billimina Area, ...

NEWS: First Base: Winter Climbing and Base Jumping - UK Climbing
Thursday 21st of March 2019
During a stellar week in early February, Tim Howell and Mike Pescod roped up together. Together they cut a swathe through the Scottish Highlands, climbing and jumping, each taking the other out of their ...

Chapel Head: Peregrines and Passions… - The BMC
Tuesday 19th of March 2019
Chapel Head Scar is an imposing crag limestone crag above the Witherslack valley in South Cumbria. It’s loved by many outdoor enthusiasts. Whitbarrow Scar above provides great walking when the higher fells ar ...

FRI NIGHT VID: Hands free at the Roaches with Johnny Dawes - UK Climbing
Friday 15th of March 2019
This week's Friday Night Video is from UKC regular David Linnett. The short clip features Johnny Dawes climbing the Roaches classic Chalkstorm, although in Johnny's modern style: hands-free. ...

NEWS: Michi Wohlleben climbs Prinzip Hoffnung F8b+/E9/10 - UK Climbing
Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Switzerland based Michi Wohlleben has made an ascent of Beat Kammerlander's Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürser Platte - Burs in Austria. The route was first climbed in 2009 and weighs in at F8b/+, making the route r ...

Mountain tiger: a tribute to Tom Ballard - The BMC
Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Tom Ballard, a prolific and talented British climber, died on Nanga Parbat with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. We pay tribute to Tom, the son of another very talented climber who also died in the m ...

NEWS: 8c+s in Spain by Grounsell and Dawson - UK Climbing
Wednesday 13th of March 2019
Oli Grounsell and Luke Dawson both recently ticked 8c+ in Spain, with ascents of Radar Ez at Figols for both climbers in addition to ticking Patinoso 8c+ in Siurana for Oli. ...

Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi's bodies found on Nanga Parbat - Alpinist
Monday 11th of March 2019
Tom Ballard, left, and Daniele Nardi. [Photo] Ballard, Nardi collections The bodies of Tom Ballard, 30, of Britain, and Daniele Nardi, 42, of Italy, were spotted through a telescope above Camp III on Nan ...

Mend Our Mountains pounds start going into paths as work gets underway on Whernside - The BMC
Friday 8th of March 2019
The money raised through the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has started going into work on the ground, after a dramatic helicopter airlift helped path repair work to get underway on Yorkshire’s h ...

"Cholitas Escaladoras" summit Aconcagua and make history for Indigenous women - Alpinist
Monday 4th of March 2019
Elena Quispe and Ana Lia Gonzales at the summit. [Photo] Jaime Murciego Ana Lia Gonzales Magueno and Elena Quispe Tincuta became the first Aymara women to summit Aconcagua (6962m) in late January with th ...

Rescuers search for Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi on Nanga Parbat - Alpinist
Thursday 28th of February 2019
Tom Ballard, left, and Daniele Nardi. [Photo] Daniele Nardi's Facebook page [UPDATE, March 11--The bodies of the missing climbers were found on March 9; the latest story can be found here.] [UPDATE, M ...

Congress passes historically large public lands bill that sets a legal precedent for climbing in wilderness areas - Alpinist
Wednesday 27th of February 2019
[UPDATE--President Donald Trump signed this bill into federal law on March 12. Formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act, it has been renamed the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, a ...

BMC AGM weekend 2019 - The BMC
Friday 22nd of February 2019
This year, the BMC AGM is heading to Buxton. Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for the annual President's dinner and Volunteer Awards on Saturday night, and then have your vote on the running of the BMC on Sunda ...

Tickets go on sale for BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019 - The BMC
Monday 4th of February 2019
This year ShAFF 2019 coincides with our 75th anniversary, and we are inviting festival-goers to join the celebrations with special discounted tickets available to BMC members! ...