News from the mountaineering world
Celebrate our 75th Anniversary at the BMC Montane Skills Camp at Keswick Mountain Festival - The BMC
Friday 24th of May 2019
Meet a medley of mountain-loving outdoor-adventure people at the Keswick Mountain Festival. The BMC is back and we’ll be running skills workshops, films, talks, music and quizzes until the stars come out. Wha ...

NEWS: Nicky Spinks Completes Double Paddy Buckley Round - UK Climbing
Sunday 19th of May 2019
Nicky Spinks has run a double Paddy Buckley Round, in a total time of 57 hours 27 minutes. The classic North Wales challenge completes her unique trio of double rounds on the UK's big three. ...

NEWS: Finlay Wild Breaks Snowdonia Mountain Running Records - Full Report - UK Climbing
Saturday 18th of May 2019
Two of the most sought after mountain running records in the UK have tumbled in a matter of days in Snowdonia, as Finlay Wild claimed first the Snowdon Horseshoe FKT, and then the fabled 30 year old record fo ...

FRI NIGHT VID: Statement of Youth - UK Climbing
Friday 17th of May 2019
Statement of Youth is here! UKC are proud to present our new documentary that details the rise of sport climbing. The 1980's saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutt ...

Finlay Wild Breaks Records for Welsh 3000ers and Snowdon Horseshoe - The BMC
Friday 17th of May 2019
This week Finlay Wild set a new record for the Welsh 3000ers - a record that hadn't been broken in 31 years. His time? 4:10:48. The previous record (4:19) was set by under-the-radar fell running hero, Colin Don ...

NEWS: Lakes Classic Rock Round Record broken by Chris Fisher - UK Climbing
Friday 17th of May 2019
On April 23rd, Chris Fisher broke the Lakes Classic Rock Round record, completing it in a time of 15 hours 25 minutes solo and unsupported. The Round has been described as the climbers' equivalent of the Bob G ...

NEWSFLASH: Finlay Wild Sets New Records for Welsh 3000ers & Snowdon Horseshoe - UK Climbing
Thursday 16th of May 2019
Finlay Wild has set a new fastest time on the Welsh 3000ers, breaking a record that's stood for 31 years. His time of 4:10:48 finally betters Colin Donnelly's legendary 4:19. This comes just days after he set ...

Shorn Cliff: are squirrels nibbling the belays? - The BMC
Thursday 9th of May 2019
We've received reports of what appears to be rodent damage to rope slings which form part of the belay and abseil anchors for several routes at Shorn Cliff in the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire. ...

Alan Rousseau and Jackson Marvell summit Dickey's east face via "Ruth Gorge Grinder" - Alpinist
Wednesday 1st of May 2019
[Alan Rousseau wrote the following story about a new route he completed on the east face of Mt. Dickey in Alaska with Jackson Marvell on April 3-5. Their new line follows a prominent corner system between B ...

Montana climbers tap potential of Bitterroots with "Super Ultra Mega" (5.13a, 8 pitches) - Alpinist
Tuesday 30th of April 2019
Cole Lawrence sends Pitch 6 (5.13a) on the first free ascent of Super Ultra Mega, an eight-pitch route on an unnamed buttress in Montana's Bitterroot Range. Lawrence first envisioned the route about 10 year ...

Auer, Lama, Roskelley summited Howse Peak before avalanche killed them on the descent - Alpinist
Tuesday 23rd of April 2019
The east face of Howse Peak, Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada. [Photo] Courtesy of Parks Canada Parks Canada reported in a press conference today, April 22, that Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjorg ...

Auer, Lama and Roskelley killed in avalanche on Canada's Howse Peak - Alpinist
Friday 19th of April 2019
[UPDATE, April 22--the latest report can be found here.] [UPDATE, April 21--Parks Canada confirmed that they recovered the bodies earlier today. In a press release, the agency stated: "Parks Canada exten ...

Four recipients selected for 2019 Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Award - Alpinist
Wednesday 17th of April 2019
Kyle Dempster. [Photo] Andrew Burr Four recipients have been selected for the second annual Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Award. Cassady Bindrup, Gabe Dirksen, Talley Kayser and Max Neale are each rec ...

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live - The BMC
Thursday 11th of April 2019
The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland. ...

BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine weekend 2019 - The BMC
Tuesday 12th of February 2019
Join top doctors for a weekend of UK and high altitude first aid in Hathersage this June. ...