News from the mountaineering world
FRI NIGHT VID: The Mapmaker: Bouldering in North Carolina - UK Climbing
Friday 18th of October 2019
This week's Friday Night Video follows mapmaker Joey Henson who has been drawing stunning maps of the boulders in North Carolina for many years. The film follows Joey and a community of rock climbers ...

NEWS: First 9a for Matilda Söderlund in Frankenjura - UK Climbing
Friday 18th of October 2019
Swedish climber Matilda Söderlund has climbed her first 9a, The Elder Statesman in the Frankenjura, Germany. The route is a direct finish to The Last Rites which were both first climbed by Markus Bock ...

VIDEO: Aidan Roberts bouldering in Colorado - UK Climbing
Thursday 17th of October 2019
Earlier in the year, we reported on Aidan Roberts' world-class trip to Colorado where he repeated several hard boulders including Jade (8B+), Chocolate Jesus (8B+), Ode to the Modern Man (8B+) and ...

NEWS: Miquel Riera, The Godfather of Psicobloc - An Obituary - UK Climbing
Thursday 17th of October 2019
Mallorcan Deep Water Soloing pioneer Miquel Riera, 56, passed away after a battle with cancer on 9th October 2019. Daimon Beail shares a tribute to him. Miquel Riera was known as ''the godfather of psicobloc ...

NEWS: Dave Graham completes Hypnotized Minds (Font 8C+) - UK Climbing
Tuesday 15th of October 2019
Dave Graham has climbed Hypnotized Minds (Font 8C+) after sustained efforts over seven years. The problem was first climbed by Daniel Woods in 2010 and went unrepeated for several years until Russian climber R ...

How will Brexit affect travel insurance? - The BMC
Thursday 10th of October 2019
Deal or no deal? The UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will change the way Brits travel to and from the UK. What does Brexit mean for our holidays? And how will it affect travel insurance? Find out mor ...

How to tick your dream sport project - The BMC
Wednesday 9th of October 2019
How should you go about choosing a sport project and successfully repointing it? Pro climbers, mountain instructors and performance coaches offer their advice. Top tips from Steve McClure, Emma Twyford, Katy Wh ...

Two Alpinist stories receive honorable mentions in Best American anthologies - Alpinist
Tuesday 8th of October 2019
Two stories from Alpinist 62 (2018) have been selected for the "Notables Lists" for Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing, respectively: Sara Ann Aranda's Full Value story, "Into Darkness We ...

Climbing against repression: the Afghan women with high mountain dreams - The BMC
Monday 7th of October 2019
Like most Afghan women, Hanifa Yousoufi had never been for a run or kicked a ball. She had rarely been out of the house without a male family member. Last year this same woman became the first female Afghan to ...

American Alpine Club CEO Phil Powers to step down in summer 2020 - Alpinist
Thursday 3rd of October 2019
Phil Powers at an American Alpine Club Benefit Dinner with Doug Walker, a former president of the AAC who died in an avalanche in 2016. [Photo] Jim Aikman American Alpine Club CEO Phil Powers announced y ...

New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society - The BMC
Monday 30th of September 2019
The government has published the final report of its recent Landscape review on the current health and role of our national parks and Areas Of Outstanding National Beauty. BMC Access Officer Cath Flitcroft take ...

Are you ready for BMC TV Night Club? - The BMC
Sunday 29th of September 2019
Five years ago, we created BMC TV Breakfast Club at Kendal Mountain Festival. This disruptive little event evolved from a fringe Sunday morning session for the dedicated, to one of the hottest tickets of the we ...

Climbers join activists worldwide in demand for action on climate crisis - Alpinist
Monday 16th of September 2019
Climbers and activists are meeting this week in Washington, DC, to lobby Congress on a host of issues, including the climate crisis, energy development and leasing reform, recreation access and enhancement, ...

Jean (Jene) Crenshaw, cofounder of Summit magazine, dies at 95 - Alpinist
Thursday 12th of September 2019
Helen Kilness, left, and Jean (Jene) Crenshaw in 2014. [Photo] Katie Ives Jean (Jene) Crenshaw--the cofounder of Summit magazine, the first monthly publication dedicated to climbing in the US--died Septe ...

Two Alpinist stories included on the longlist for Banff Mountain Book Competition; Boardman Tasker shortlist also announced - Alpinist
Thursday 5th of September 2019
The cover of Alpinist 66 features Lonnie Kauk climbing Magic Line (5.14c) in Yosemite Valley. The story is on the long list for Best Mountaineering Article in the Banff Mountain Book Competition. "13 Feet U ...