Sep-Oct 2018 issue

Contents

News

 

6: News 

BBC comp report, News round-up.

 

Destinations / Crags / Features

 

22: Easy Sandstone – Scot Crag, Scugdale

Venues suited to lower grade climbers and/or making the indoor to outdoor transition. This time we head to the North York Moors.

 

30: Crowning Glory – Gimmer Crag

One of the UK’s finest mountain crags set high in the Langdale Valley, Lake District.

 

38: Just an Illusion – Everest 1978

Forty years ago Habeler and Messner made the first ascent of Everest without oxygen. Noel Dawson recounts this remarkable achievement.

 

44: Waterval Boven 

Mike Hutton takes a trip to this first-rate South African sport climbing venue. 

 

56: Rock Climbing in Central Wales part 2 – Ynys Lochtyn

Highlighting the newly developed sea cliff climbing on the Ceredigion coast.

 

Interview

 

22: Lynn Robinson

Keith Sharples talks to the BMC’s new President.

 

Bouldering

 

50: Clogwyn y Tarw

Top problems at the idyllic Clogwyn y Tarw in the Ogwen Valley, North Wales.

 

Training & Skills

 

64: The Climber’s Coach

Physical training and maintaining a functional body.

 

Gear

 

70: Helmets

A helmet could save your life. We test four of them.

 

72: Alpine Shells

Bruce Goodlad reviews Alpine shell jackets and pants.

 

Regulars

 

14: UK Classics

Torro (E2 5b), Carn Dearg Buttress, Ben Nevis, Scotland.

 

16: The Climber’s Voice

Hands by Ian Wyatt.

 

26: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

Going towards green. Caroline discusses the impact of travelling to climb.

 

62: Book Reviews

Tides – A Climber’s Voyage by Nick Bullock and A Mountaineer’s Life by Allen Steck.

 

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

 

82: Mountaineering Legends

Stephen Venables.

 

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