Articles - Interviews & profiles - Alpinists & Mountaineers
Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck isn't one for standing still. Having already broken the speed record for the North Face of the Eiger in 2008, he took the world of alpine solo speed climbs to the 8,000m peaks of the Himalayas earlier this year. Martin Gutman caught up with him to find out more about how he trained for the expedition to Shisapangma, Cho Oyu and Everest.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Mainstream movies featuring climbing action have a pretty poor track record of being realistic but British film director Julian Gilbey is aiming to change that with his new kidnap thriller set on the Rannoch Wall of Buachaille Etive Mor. Jamie Maddison got exclusive access to the set to find out what it’s all about…
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
Look no further for your ultimate list of everyone in the climbing community worth following on Twitter, from the top climber rockstars, to authors, climbing walls, gear companies, bloggers and more...
Posted: 25 Jan 2011
A gallery of some of the best photographs from Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure, a stunning portraiture book celebrating the lives of some of the leading alpinists, mountaineers and climbers past and present.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Dawa Steven Sherpa, 25, has climbed four 8,000m peaks, including Everest twice. In 2008 he organised the Eco Everest Expedition to draw attention to the impact of climate change on the Himalayas, is an ambassador for the Climate for Life campaign, and last year received the WWF's prestigious Leaders for a Living Planet Award.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010
Rab Carrington's diverse climbing life has taken in daring lightweight alpine ascents, hard trad routes, his own equipment business and now F8a sport redpoints. John Horscroft talks to the BMC President and finds a man for all seasons.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010
John Arran talks to one of the world’s top alpinists and high altitude climbers Steve House about motivation, style, the future and his new book Beyond the Mountain.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010
He climbed Britain’s first E11 and followed that up with a potential death-fall route on Ben Nevis that’s reckoned to be E12. But to Dave MacLeod it’s all about just ‘going climbing’. Richard Baynes visits the man to find out what makes MacLeod tick.
Posted: 27 Nov 2009
The second part of our exclusive video interview with British mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington.
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
The predictable death of a mountaineering legend