News from the mountaineering world
NEWS: First Women's Winter Tranter Round by Helen Rennard - UK Climbing
Thursday 22nd of February 2018
Scotland's original 24 hour mountain challenge, the Tranter's Round, has just received its first winter traverse by a woman, setting a first ladies record for future challengers. The round was completed ...

NEWS: Senja New Routing Spree by Boswell and Mercier - UK Climbing
Wednesday 21st of February 2018
Greg Boswell and Jeff Mercier have just returned from a short but very successful trip to Norwegian island of Senja in the Arctic Circle. The pair established seven new routes in just eight days, of which ...

It’s time to Mend our Mountains - The BMC
Wednesday 21st of February 2018
This spring the big climb to mend our mountains starts. Join us, Mary-Ann Ochota, Alan Hinkes, and Niall Grimes in Sheffield for a fun Friday night to celebrate our massive new campaign. ...

NEWS: Thirlmere Zipwire Plans Dropped - UK Climbing
Tuesday 20th of February 2018
Controversial plans to build a zipwire attraction across Thirlmere in the Lake District have been withdrawn today. ...

NEWS: Mind Control 8c by Emma Twyford - UK Climbing
Sunday 18th of February 2018
Emma Twyford has redpointed Mind Control 8c at Oliana, Spain. The 50m endurance based route was initially graded 8c+, but the general consensus for the climb is now 8c. ...

NEWS: Jim Bridwell dies aged 73 - UK Climbing
Friday 16th of February 2018
American big wall climbing pioneer Jim Bridwell has passed away aged 73 in Palm Springs, California, following a period of illness. In January Jim was diagnosed with kidney failure and Hepatitis C and a crowdf ...

Climbing legend Jim 'the Bird' Bridwell dies at age 73 - Alpinist
Friday 16th of February 2018
Jim Bridwell died this morning, February 16, at age 73 in Palm Springs, California, after months of suffering from Hepatitis C. His family believes the disease was probably contracted from a tattoo he got d ...

2018 Grit and Rock First Ascent Award recipients announced - Alpinist
Thursday 15th of February 2018
The Grit and Rock First Ascent Award recipients this year, from top left-to-right, are: Katie Bono, Cecilia Buil, Whitney Clark, Ixchel Foord, Ilana Jesse, Josie McKee, Nina Neverov, Caro North, Alena Panov ...

Notorious B.O.G: How a damaged trail is bringing outdoor tribes together in the Peak District - The BMC
Thursday 8th of February 2018
It’s a trail described as “one of the jewels in the crown of UK mountain biking”, but the campaign to repair it is being backed by horse riders, runners, ramblers – and the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains: M ...

Destroyed: Whitehouses relationships and rock - The BMC
Wednesday 7th of February 2018
Whitehouses bouldering crag, a small but high quality gritstone venue in Yorkshire, has been irreparably damaged and a no climbing sign has been installed. ...

Climbing funding announced for Olympics by UK Sport - The BMC
Thursday 1st of February 2018
Hopes for a medal in the Olympic Games from the GB Climbing Team has risen further, after UK Sport announce plans to support Climbing with an award of up to £630,000, subject to approval of a plan and associat ...

Elisabeth Revol rescued and Tomek Mackiewicz presumed dead on Nanga Parbat - Alpinist
Wednesday 31st of January 2018
Nanga Parbat (8126m). [Photo] Guilhem Vellut, Wikimedia Elisabeth Revol of France has been rescued and Tomek Mackiewicz of Poland is presumed dead after they summited Nanga Parbat (8126m) in Pakistan for ...

Elizabeth Hawley Remembered - Alpinist
Tuesday 30th of January 2018
Elizabeth Hawley. [Photo] Courtesy of the Michael and Meg Leonard collection The legendary Himalayan historian Elizabeth Hawley died on January 26 at the age of 94 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her remarkable lif ...

BMC Youth Climbing Series 2018 - Results here - The BMC
Tuesday 30th of January 2018
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a fun climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide. ...

American Alpine Club announces recipients for Cutting Edge Grants - Alpinist
Monday 22nd of January 2018
The American Alpine Club recently announced that Whitney Clark, Ryan Johnson, Kurt Ross and Alan Rousseau will receive Cutting Edge Grants this year, totaling $20,000. The grants will support expeditions to ...