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Alpine Grades

Alpine grades, and taking a look at the complexities of grading an alpine route

1st February 2021
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Summer Climbing Grade Comparisons

A brief explanation of the main climbing grades used in the UK

22nd January 2021
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Christmas Newsletter 2020

Christmas Newsletter 2020

24th December 2020
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Helping you plan your Alpine Goals

Give thought to the level of experience and ability you have now. Choose an ISM course or alpine summit that…

9th December 2020
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Planning for the winter

Autumn marks a season of change. The darker nights’ drawing in allow us to reflect on our past climbing season.

15th October 2020
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Canadian Ice Climbing

Enjoy flicking through some of my 'Canadian Ice Climbing' images below

11th September 2020
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Classic Alpine Ascents

Summer Newsletter 2020

Our latest newsletter is out now. Please click the link below to read all the latest information.

22nd May 2020
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On-sighting - Tips and Techniques

Verb - To climb a route that you’ve not climbed before, leading it from bottom to top without resting or…

3rd May 2020
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Red-Pointing - Tips and techniques

Verb - To climb a route from bottom to top cleanly without any artificial rests such as sitting on the…

3rd May 2020
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Reflecting on my winter icefall climbing

Comfortably confined at home, I've enjoyed reflecting on my ice climbing season that’s just come to an end, with time…

15th April 2020
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The nuts

New Routes in the Canadian Rockies

Every day’s a road trip, as we thread our way through the beautiful mountains of the Canadian Rockies in search…

6th April 2020
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Climbing Motivation

Some thoughts on motivation and raising your climbing standard.

6th April 2020
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