Jan-Feb 2019



6: News 

Kendal Mountain Festival report, news round up.


14: Traversing the Calanques of Marseille

Sam Bié’s stunning portfolio of adventurous traverses on the south coast of France.


22: Katherine Choong

Keith Sharples catches up with leading Swiss climber, Katherine Choong.

Destinations / Crags / Features

26: High Tor: A Personal Retrospective

Simon Lee reminisces about Derbyshire’s High Tor, one of the UK’s best limestone cliffs.

34: Obsessed with Winter – Classic Scottish Routes to Inspire

Glenmore Lodge Instructors recommend grade II to IV routes to aim for this season.

40: Easy Grit – Birchen Edge

Continuing the look at venues for lower grade climbers, we head to Peak District gritstone.

46: The 14 8,000m Peaks – First British Ascents

Noel Dawson delves into the first British ascents of the world's highest peaks.

60: Mick Fowler – No Easy Way

The Goody Gash, an exclusive extract from Mick Fowler’s new book, No Easy Way.


54: The Wainstones

North York Moors’ premier bouldering spot with something for everyone.

Training & Skills

68: The Climber’s Coach

Winter training plans, hot rock holidays, training apps and coaches.


72: Keeping Warm – Insulated Jackets

Bruce Goodlad tests a collection of insulated jackets for the cold weather.


18: UK Classics

Middlefell Buttress (D), Langdale, Lake District.

20: The Climber’s Voice

Bouldering as Therapy by Joe Cusworth.

52: James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

The Biggest Adventure Yet... 

64: Book Reviews

North Wales Bouldering, Mick Fowler’s No Easy Way, Honouring High Places and The Dawn Wall Film. 

78: BMC Update

The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.

82: Mountaineering Legends

Nick Bullock.


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