March-April 2018 issue




6: News 

Boswell and Robertson’s winter magic, Power Ranger for Pearson, News round-up.


16: Win 1 of 10 Mountain DVDs. 

Destinations / Crags / Features

18: Easy Slate – Llanberis Slate Quarries

Continuing our series on venues suiting those operating at lower grades or making the transition from indoor to outdoors.

34: Made in Stone – Froggatt Edge

This world-class cliff in the Peak District offers a rich diversity of climbing styles and grades plus an abundance of classics.  

46: Icemen of Calgary

The ex-pats influencing a rise in standards on the icefalls of Canada in the 1970s.

58: The Ogre 

Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. An exclusive extract from Doug Scott’s book on the Ogre.


30: Dani Arnold

The Alpine speed king.


52: Caley Roadside

Dream bouldering on the gritstone of Yorkshire.

Training & Skills

64: The Climber’s Coach

Setting and reaching your goals by Mark Reeves.


68: Mini-review – Alpine boots 

Six boots for summer and winter.

70: Rope Review

A comprehensive review of triple rated, sport and trad half ropes.


24: Ascent of Man

Climbing media – magazines and the internet.

26: UK Classics

Darkinbad the Brightdayler (E5 6a), Great Wall, Pentire Head, North Cornwall.

28: The Climber’s Voice

Guidebooks – Instant inspiration by Ian Wyatt.

42: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

A look back at 2017.

62: Book Reviews

Bonington Mountaineer DVD, Mountain film, The Ogre and Moffatt’s Mastermind.

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Mountaineering Legends

Julie Tullis.



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