Sep-Oct 2018 issue




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.




22: Lynn Robinson

Keith Sharples talks to the BMC’s new President.




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.




70: Helmets

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


72: Alpine Shells

Bruce Goodlad reviews Alpine shell jackets and pants.




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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