News from the mountaineering world
NEWS: HIE Takes Over Cairngorm Mountain - UK Climbing
Saturday 15th of December 2018
HIE have taken control of the Cairngorm snowsports centre, but whether it will operate as normal at all this winter still remains to be seen. ...

FRI NIGHT VID: The Ant & The Whale - UK Climbing
Friday 14th of December 2018
Our Friday Night Video this week is from Dom Bush from Land and Sky Media. The film is based on a conversation with his friend, Ian Almond and how Ian misjudged a situation in the Alps causing him to lose some ...

NEWS: Stefano Ghisolfi repeats Perfecto Mundo 9b+ - UK Climbing
Tuesday 11th of December 2018
Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated Alex Megos' Perfecto Mundo (9b+) at Margalef. He spent 32 days trying the route and falling repeatedly on one move. This makes Ghisolfi the 4th person to climb the grade of 9b+ af ...

NEWS: Sport Climbing backed by Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020 - UK Climbing
Sunday 9th of December 2018
Sport climbing has been named as one of fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports receiving investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support British athletes in their ambitions to qualify for the Toky ...

Grit and Rock grant applications due by January 15 - Alpinist
Saturday 8th of December 2018
Whitney Clark (pictured), Josie McKee and Caro North received a 2018 Grit & Rock Award to attempt a first ascent on Arjuna (6230m) in India's Kishtwar Province. Look for Clark's report in an upcoming ed ...

FRI NIGHT VID: Ascending Afghanistan: Rising Women - UK Climbing
Friday 7th of December 2018
Following our interview with Hanifa Yousoufi - the first Afghan woman to summit Noshaq, Afghanistan's highest mountain - tonight's Friday Night Video documents the journey of a group of Afghan women who aim t ...

No bull: Too tired to see right after a first ascent in Montana's Cabinet Range - Alpinist
Wednesday 5th of December 2018
[Jess Roskelley wrote the following story about a new route he climbed with Scott Coldiron on A Peak in Montana's Cabinet Mountains on November 18-21. They named their route Canmore Wedding Party (AI5 M7, 2 ...

Have your say on the future of our National Parks and AONBs in England - The BMC
Tuesday 4th of December 2018
The Landscapes Review of designated landscapes (as outlined in Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan) was launched in May this year and an independent panel was set up to try and find out what the public think works ...

Freeze forecast: live Lake District winter conditions monitoring - The BMC
Wednesday 28th of November 2018
Did you know that you can check the winter conditions in the Lake District from anywhere? There are live monitoring systems on Great End - one of the most reliable Lakes winter crags, and another on Helvellyn - ...

Winter skills films series one: The Basics - The BMC
Thursday 22nd of November 2018
Confused by crampons? Hacked off by axes? Afraid of avalanches? In association with the Association of Mountain Instructors, Lowe Alpine and DMM, BMC TV presents four series of winter skills films to help you g ...

Keita Kurakami frees El Capitan's Nose as a rope-solo and 15-year-old Connor Herson becomes the youngest to free the iconic wall - Alpinist
Wednesday 21st of November 2018
[This story has been updated to correct a statement about El Capitan's history of rope-solo free ascents; Stephane Perron was the first to free an El Cap route as a rope solo in 2007 (Freerider, VI 5.12d), ...

A letter to Chip Chace (1958-2018): "Excuse Me While I Liquid Sky" - Alpinist
Monday 19th of November 2018
[Chip Chace was one of the most well-rounded climbers of his generation and was known to keep many of his exploits quietly to himself. He was also a highly respected practitioner of Chinese medicine. Born o ...

Cannonball: Cooper and Cordes hit their stride with a new mixed route on Longs Peak - Alpinist
Thursday 15th of November 2018
[On October 18, Kevin Cooper and Kelly Cordes completed a new three-pitch mixed route on the lower east face of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, which they named Cannonball (M5 R WI5+/6 ...

Nominate a volunteer for a 2019 BMC award - The BMC
Friday 26th of October 2018
BMC members are invited to nominate a volunteer for an award recognising the vital contribution volunteers make to the work of the BMC. ...

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. ...