News from the mountaineering world
NEWS: Raining Bats and Dogs 8c by Mina Leslie-Wujastyk - UK Climbing
Tuesday 16th of October 2018
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has continued her current run of good form by ticking Neil Mawson's link-up Raining Bats and Dogs 8c at Malham Cove. The line joins Bat Route 8c into Rainshadow 9a. ...

Alpinist story receives Best Mountaineering Article Award at Banff Book Competition - Alpinist
Tuesday 16th of October 2018
Anna Smith at the belay on Cyber Pasty Memorial (WI5+ M7+), Icefields Parkway, Alberta. Smith's life was featured in Alison Criscitiello's Alpinist 59 story "Contraindications," which recently received a Ba ...

Sir Chris Bonington Calls for Idealism - and Cash - for Parks - UK Climbing
Tuesday 16th of October 2018
With the end of the Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding drive fast approaching, Sir Chris Bonington has described National Parks as an "essential part of who we are" and called for us all to take responsibility fo ...

Mend our Mountains crowdfunding is back - and it's bigger than ever - The BMC
Tuesday 16th of October 2018
It's back. It's bigger. And it's better. We've launched a massive crowdfunding drive for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. It's your chance to get your hands on incredible rewards, while helping our flagshi ...

Your votes needed: help a Mend Our Mountains project win €30,000 with just three clicks - The BMC
Tuesday 16th of October 2018
Three Mend Our Mountains-supported projects are part of a public vote to win €30,000. Please spare a few seconds to vote for your favourite. ...

Kendal Mountain Festival: our top 5 picks - The BMC
Monday 15th of October 2018
Kendal Mountain Festival is fast approaching. To help you make the weekend count, we've put together our top five picks. All currently have tickets still available, but don't wait too long... ...

NEWS: Florence Pinet and Gérome Pouvreau in the UK - UK Climbing
Monday 15th of October 2018
French couple Florence Pinet and Gérome Pouvreau swapped the French heatwave for a British one as they toured the UK in their van this summer. In just a few weeks, the pair ticked off a long list of hard trad ...

Japanese climbers complete a new route on Cerro Kishtwar's northeast face - Alpinist
Friday 12th of October 2018
The northeast face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m) with All Izz Well (VI WI5 M6, 1500m) marked in red with the team's first bivy site. [Photo] Genki Narumi, Yusuke Sato and Hiroki Yamamoto collection Going lig ...

FRI NIGHT VID: Why We Climb - Women's Trad Festival 2018 - UK Climbing
Friday 12th of October 2018
This week's Friday Night Video takes us to a very sunny Peak District, where the Women's Trad Festival 2018 took place this summer. UKClimbing and Rab teamed up to create a film that captured the heart and sou ...

NEWS: Nick Bullock's Tides wins in Banff Mountain Book Competition - UK Climbing
Thursday 11th of October 2018
British mountaineer and author Nick Bullock has won the Mountain Literature (non-fiction) category in the Banff Mountain Book Competition - part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival - with his l ...

Two Alpinist stories selected for Notables List in Best American Sports Writing 2018 - Alpinist
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
Two Alpinist stories from 2017 are included on the Notables List for The Best American Sports Writing 2018: Claire Carter's feature story "To Abandon" appeared in Alpinist 57 and "The Accidental Mountai ...

Brit Rock: back and blazing - The BMC
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
The Brit Rock Film Tour is back, and this time it’s on fire. This home-grown film tour – supported by BMC TV – has all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers. ...

Sea-cliff secrets: discover the new BMC TV series - The BMC
Monday 1st of October 2018
Are you ready for sea-cliff climbing adventures? Check out the new five-part BMC TV skills series to discover the skills and techniques that you'll need for this new environment. ...

Andres Marin makes a fast solo of Great Trango Tower after two other ascents with David Allfrey and Anna Pfaff - Alpinist
Wednesday 19th of September 2018
Andres Marin on Pitch 4 of Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower. [Photo] Anna Pfaff Andres Marin recently capped a successful trip to Pakistan with teammates Anna Pfaff and David Allfrey by soloing the Ameri ...

Two Alpinist stories are finalists for a Banff Mountain Book Competition article award - Alpinist
Tuesday 11th of September 2018
Stories from Alpinist 59 and 60 are on the long-list for consideration for Best Mountaineering Article at the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition. The annual Banff Mountain Book Competition recently ann ...