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Climbing's governing body goes downright weird with this frankly owlful public information broadcast...
We've absolutely no grouse with the BMC producing public information broadcasts that might just ruffle the odd feather, but this is arguably simply owlful...
It's a moving picture sort of thing aimed at stopping climbers from swanning around climbing everything in sight this spring regardless of bird bans. It's either inspired or ... Continue reading
Andy Kirkpatrick's daughter climbed El Cap at the age of 13 and the TV programme of her climb is set to screen tomorrow.
So what's a 13-year-old girl doing posing for photos in Yosemite with Andy Kirkpatrick - him in the blue - Paul Tattersall, Aldo Kane and Ben Pritchard, all fairly well known climbers?
Well, the story goes a bit like this: last summer Ella Kirkpatrick, Andy's daughter, tackled a four-day climb called Tangerine Trip ... Continue reading
The original outdoors hydration system is still around, but Platy now does packs as well.
I have hazy, nostalgic, feelgood memories of Platypus from back in the day when hydration systems seemed impossibly exotic and Platy was the new kid on the outdoors block.
One Big Ice-Pop
Possibly the best involves one of their three-litre original bladders having to be hung off the compression straps of my pack ... Continue reading
Leo Houlding and team talk about their Ulvetanna summit success just after climbing the mountain.
Ooops, nearly forgot this neat little Berghaus video featuring Leo Houlding and the rest of the Ulvetanna team talking to camera with the mountain posing atmospherically in the background.
'Its been a hell of an adventure,' says Leo. 'The weather's been amazing, apart from a couple of times... The plane's arrived to ... Continue reading
We celebrate the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival's record number of Brit-made films with a one-off trailer deluge...
It's almost ShAFF time again and northern folk are getting all excited about seeing some of the best outdoor and adventure films around. This year's programme features not only a record number of British films and film-makers but also a best ever count of locally-sourced features and more female athletes than ... Continue reading
It's all about the admin with our Fast Find Ranger GPS Personal Locator Beacon...
There's a slightly Darwinistic aspect to the admin associated with our test Fast Find Ranger GPS Personal Locator Beacon - if you're resourceful enough to work it out, you probably won't need it anyway as you'll be hunkering down for a comfortable night's sleep in a hollowed-out moose carcasse and barbecuing ... Continue reading
New Osprey Portal gives instant access to an iPad or similar - see it on video.
Take a look at this - it's a launch video for the new Osprey Portal range of urban packs due out this autumn. The packs have a rapid-access tablet pocket so you can simply undo a flap and tippy tap away on your iPad instantly, which is a nice idea.
Ok, so ... Continue reading
More from Terry Abraham, this time some behind the scenes footage from a film about Scafell Pike.
A bit more from the Terrbnd fella, this time some 'behind the scenes footage' of a film in the making, Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike. Check out the night-time time-lapse shots complete with shooting stars. Continue reading
Andy Kirkpatrick's write-up of his gruelling first winter ascent of the Troll Wall in Norway.
If you've read Andy Kirkpatrick's excellent Boardman-Tasker winning book, Cold Wars, you'll be familiar with his bitter-sweet unfinished business with Norway's Troll Wall and how he abandoned his solo attempt achingly close to completion.
In true Kirkpatrick style, he returned to the wall this winter, not solo, but with two 'non-climbers', though ... Continue reading
Stephen Venables is recreating his record-breaking ascent of Everest on twitter to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the climb.
A slightly odd one this: Stephen Venables, the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen back in 1988, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Neverest expedition by recreating it on twitter.
It's a bit like one of those WW2 recreations except that it's climbing. The virtual climb has been ... Continue reading
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