May-June 2017






6: Suru Valley, India

Stunning bouldering in the Himalaya.




8: News 

Royal Robbins obituary, Adams sends 2 new Font 8c problems, CWIF report.




19: WIN a set of Arc’teryx Satoro Baselayer worth £170.


Destinations / Crags / Features


34: Come to Mother – Pembroke Trad

The low-down on the superb Mother Carey’s Kitchen.


42: All Rise

Is Crookrise Yorkshire’s finest moorland crag? Adi Gill asks the question.


52: Brits and the Alpine Six

An historical look at the first British ascents of the six great north faces of the Alps.




28: Mick Fowler

Still going strong One of Britain’s most liked mountaineers.




58: Nesscliffe

Superb sandstone bouldering in Shropshire.


Training & Skills


64: The Climber’s Coach

Tom Randall and Ollie Torr look at bouldering for strength and power.




68: New Kit

A look at some top new products.


70: Review – Alpine Clothing

Bruce Goodlad looks at what’s need for a typical Alpine route plus review of Alpine hard clothing.




20: The Climber’s Voice

Knowledge and Climbing by Theo Moore.


24: UK Classics

Northumberland Wall (E2 5c), Great Wanney, Northumberland.


26: Ascent of Man

Mark Reeves talks about the legendary Joe Brown.


48: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

James and Caroline’s regular column about all things climbing.


62: Book Reviews

Nowt but a fleein’ thingA history of climbing on Scafell and John Harding’s Distant Snows


78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.


82: Mountaineering Legends

Pete Boardman.



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