Archive for the ‘Climb’ Category
Fancy giving tree-climbing a go? Before you belay on up to the crown of the tree make sure you’ve got all the equipment you need. If you go for a class, equipment will be provided. But if you want to go it alone, there are a few gear must-haves. Once you’ve got them (and know how [...]
Tree-climbing has taken a whole new form over the past 30 years, from fun scrambling in the back garden to competitive climbing, complete with ropes, harnesses, helmets and a whole lot of nerve!
In May 2012, 19-year-old Leanna Shuttleworth became the youngest ever female to summit Everest, and to complete the Seven Summits. We caught up with the teenage climber before her final record-breaking push OAG: So when did you first catch the climbing bug? LS: When I was 14 there was a school trip to Everest base [...]
Meet Maggie. She’s 45 and a grandmother. She has a secret talent: climbing. She’s never done it before, but tonight you can watch her navigating a rockface for the first time. Channel Four’s new programme, Hidden Talent, tests 900 people to discover if they have any secret skills they never even knew about. In the [...]
There’s no better place to hang out on a wet spring evening than your local climbing wall. Here’s how to choose the right gear and learn the ropes. The first artificial climbing wall was built in Leeds Uni in 1964. Indoor climbing has grown massively since then – huge complexes with cafes and shops have [...]
For the 8th year running the visitor attraction at CairnGorm Mountain has been awarded the highest status – Gold – in the Green Tourism Scheme administered by Visit Scotland.
Got an old guide book lying around at home? There’s good news if you’re the lucky owner of a Cicerone guide book.
February in La Plagne – hard to think of anything but snow, skiing and Vin Chaud. But this weekend its all about crampons and ice towers as the Ice Climbing World Cup hits the ski resort of La Plagne.
Anyone fancy climbing up to your hotel bedroom setting up camp, harnessing yourself to a rock and spending the night 100m above a city’s skyline?
Early this year, The North Face Alpinists Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards achieved the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II. Following their success, they will attempt to scale another of the great Himalayan peaks, Nanga Parbat.