Jan-Feb 2018

Contents 

 

News

6:  First female F9b, News round-up, Kendal Mountain Festival report.

Destinations / Crags / Features

16: Bonington Mountaineer

Brian Hall on the making of the new film about Sir Chris Bonington.

24: Five Classic Climbs in Corsica

In a diverse landscape, Ben Tibbetts climbs five of Corsica’s classic routes from multi-pitch mountain trad and sport to sea level routes. 

30: Easy Grit – Windgather

Continuing the focus on crags ideal for lower grade climbers and those moving from indoor to outdoor climbing. This time with the wonderful Windgather.

40: Wye Valley Sport Climbing

With a new guide out, Mark Davies looks at the amenable sport climbing in the Wye Valley.

54: Rescue and Loss on the Eiger

Four climbers would endure awful experiences on the North Face of the Eiger in 1957. Noel Dawson tells the story.

Bouldering

50: Burbage Bridge and West

Excellent grit bouldering a stones throw from Sheffield and the car park.

Urban Climber

60: Staying Afloat

By Dave Douglas from Awesome Walls.

Training & Skills

66: The Climber’s Coach

Reading routes and using guidebooks.

Gear

70: Winter Gear and Hardshell review 

Gear you need for a typical Scottish winter route plus a focus on the best hardshell’s available. 

Regulars

18: Ascent of Man

Mark Reeves on the rise of sport climbing.

20: UK Classics

Doorpost (HS 4b), Bosigran, Cornwall.

22: The Climber’s Voice

A day at ‘The Beach’ by Dr John Powell.

46: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

The climbing people – our tribe.

62: Book Reviews

Training For Climbing, The Rock Climber’s Exercise Guide, The Magicians Glass and At Home in Nature. 

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Mountaineering Legends

Doug Scott.

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