The Climber's Voice

A series of articles from our regular magazine feature: The Climber's Voice

If you have an interesting story, opinion, some memories or even a rant (within reason) then please submit ideas via the Contact Us form and if we think it fits the bill we may publish it.


Surviving XS in Pembroke

David Simmonite attempts his first ever XS graded route in Pembroke in the company of James Pearson.

My First Alpine Experience

Mike Collinson describes his first visit to the Alps and a plan to climb The Kuffner Arête. 


A Life Aesthetic

Chris Davies talks about what bouldering means to him and in particular looking for new problems, venturing into the unknown and the endless search for the perfect problem, the perfect move.

On the Fringe of Tragedy

Andi Turner takes a close look at what climbing means to him and how it compares to another so-called ‘extreme’ sport. 

Mikey Cleverdon, a classic comeback

Tom Newberry introduces the story of Mikey Cleverdon and his recovery from a life-threatening illness. 

Easter Weekend: A Pass Challenge

James McHaffie gives us a personal account of how he completed the 'King of the Pass' challenge. 

Festival Memories

Terry Gifford, Festival Founder & Director, on 21 years of The International Festival of Mountaineering Literature, 1987-2008.

Jack Longland, The Accidental Hero

Mark Reeves pays tribute to pioneering climber and educationalist, Jack Longland.


Percy Bishton takes a tongue in cheek look at the art of cheating whilst climbing.

The Start of Something New

A new beginning for Andi Turner.


Graham Hoey reflects on three lost friends.

Bouncing Back

Ruth Taylor describes her route back to climbing from serious injury.

New Routeing

Pete Whittaker, a man who knows a thing or two about the subject, explore the obsession with putting up new routes.



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