The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation UIAA have produced an instructional video about ice climbing which they have posted on YouTube and is embedded below. It is called Basic Ice Climbing and is presented by four-time world champion ice climber Ines Papert. Considered the best female ice climber in the world, Ines Papert specialises in … Continue reading UIAA Ice Climbing Video
Swiss Alpinist and speed climber Ueli Steck is famous for his fast and lightweight approach to the world's hardest and highest mountains. Sponsored by Petzl, Scarpa, Leki and Mountain Hardware, Ueli Steck has set the speed record for the Matterhorn (1 hour 56 minutes), Grandes Jorasses (2 hours 21 minutes) and the North Face of … Continue reading Speed Climber Ueli Steck Interview
The UIAA have announced the appointment of a new executive director. He is Ingo Nicolay, who is also the president of the Heilbronn Section of the DAV, the German alpine club. Ingo Nicolay will be replacing former executive director, Judith Safford. UIAA stands for International Union of Alpine Associations, but the organisation is also known … Continue reading UIAA Announces New Executive Director
At last the waiting is over and the Harrogate Climbing Wall is now open. Get yourselves down here and get climbing.Harrogate Climbing Centre (HCC) offers both indoor climbing and bouldering, as well indoor and outdoor climbing courses and qualifications. On offer are taster courses for people new to climbing, beginners courses and courses for climbers … Continue reading Harrogate Climbing Wall is Open
To coincide with International Mountain Day 2009, the UIAA International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation released their new code of Mountaineering and Climbing Ethics. The UIAA's bold summary encompasses the thinking behind the declaration: Stretch Your Limits, Lift Your Spirits, Aim for the Top! The mountaineering and climbing ethics code encompasses the following twelve points, which … Continue reading UIAA Mountaineering Federation Ethics Code
Tom Stewart, the owner of Rock Over Climbing, has announced that a new bouldering centre is coming to Manchester! ROCK OVER CLIMBING will be situated in the city centre (somewhere within a 3 minute walk from Victoria station) and will open early in 2010. It will be the largest dedicated bouldering centre this side of … Continue reading New Bouldering Wall Announced for Manchester
First opened in 1894, Blackpool tower is a 158m high steel structure. Blackpool Tower was modelled on the Eiffel tower, however one of the main differences is that the Eiffel Tower is a free-standing structure and Blackpool Tower is not. This fact presents a large obstacle for anyone who wishes to climb Blackpool Tower without … Continue reading Blackpool Tower Climb!
The UIAA is an international federation which represents climbers and mountaineers from across the globe. The acronym UIAA stands for Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme, which can be translated from French into International Union of Alpine Associations. However the the organisation is more widely known as the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. The UIAA has … Continue reading International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation UIAA Interview
Responsible Climbers Protect Birds The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will be publishing a list of current and new climbing restrictions later this month. These are voluntary restrictions put in place to prevent nesting birds and their chicks from being disturbed. The BMC asks all climbers to read up on the restrictions for the areas in … Continue reading Climbing Restrictions to Protect Birds
Looking for an indoor climbing wall in the UK? Near Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Warrington, London, Wales, Scotland? Here's where to find it... List of Climbing Walls You can download a list of climbing walls created by the BMC here. This directory of climbing walls is a fantastic way to keep you engaged in climbing by … Continue reading Where's my nearest indoor climbing wall?