Articles - Destinations & travel - Alps & Beyond
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: 31 Jan 2012
A review of Cold Wars, the follow-up to Psychovertical and the second installment in the life-story of British alpinist Andy Kirkpatrick.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011
Our readers go to some pretty amazing places and take some pretty fantastic pictures. Every month we pick out some of the best photos uploaded to the Climber gallery pages and show them off in this round-up. Enjoy!
Posted: 20 Jun 2011
An Anglo-American expedition team set out last summer to the remote Djangart region of Kyrgyzstan’s Tien Shan mountains with their eyes on several unclimbed peaks over 5,000m. Originally published in Climber, Feb 2011, this report now features the exclusive video diaries of the team’s adventures.
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: 21 Dec 2010
We pick out some of the best reader photos uploaded to the galleries on www.climber.co.uk during 2010 – and there’s everything from classic trad to peak bouldering, sensational alpine scenery, hard sport climbing and winter ice.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010
British climber George Ullrich recently returned from a climbing and sailing expedition on the west coast of Greenland that included several first ascents on rock routes up to 1,000m and climbing an iceberg.
Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Britain’s best ever all-round climber or bitter pantomime villain? Andy McCue went to Ariege to find the real Stevie Haston.
Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Part 1 of 5. Basic alpine climbing introduction: If you're new to mountaineering and the Alpine environment, you need to swat up on your knowledge before you set out on an adventure. Here we look at possible routes to take on, what gear to bring, as well as technical tips and advice.
People often think of the Eastern Alps as Austria and beyond, but for me they begin with eastern Switzerland and two mountains in particular: Piz Bernina and Piz Badile. Each peak sports a world famous ridge-line: for the Badile it’s the North Ridge and on the Bernina the Biancograt. Read on for the all the information you need to plan a trip to this area.