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Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 4 – Ice is nice’

21st February 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… An avalanche in the Val d’Isere area has claimed the lives of a 43-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter. The father daughter duo were visiting from Paris, and were reportedly skiing in an area that had been closed due to the risk of avalanche. They were found at an altitude of about 2,930m on Sunday afternoon. An …

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Salewa offers climbers Quick Screw

3rd December 2014 | 0 comments

Trek & Mountain visits German brand Salewa for a preview of their innovative new ice screw…   It’s not often that a manufacturer of technical outdoor equipment scraps the current concept of climbing protection, and releases something completely original. What’s more, it’s even rarer that these innovations function better than the old, tested-and-trusted designs. The German brand Salewa may have …

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Will Gadd Masterclass Series

18th September 2014 | 0 comments

World renowned Canadian ice and mixed climber Will Gadd is set to deliver a lecture and a masterclass series next month in association with the North East Wales Mountaineering Club. The three masterclasses covering Moving Well in Mountain Terrain, Training for Winter Performance and Drytooling will be held on the 17th, 18th and 20th and are the only classes of this …

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Calling all mountain writers

15th April 2014 | 0 comments

Do you dream of becoming an outdoor writer? Do you have an exciting mountaineering story to tell? Enter this year’s Mountain Writing Competition for the chance to win a cash prize and see your name in print. First established in 1987 by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the competition is open to all UK residents. Entrants can choose from several …

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First female ascent on Helmcken Falls

19th March 2014 | 0 comments

Berghaus-sponsored climber Angelika Rainer has become the first woman to complete a line on Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada. Rainer made the second ascent of ‘Clash of the Titans’ last month after adverse weather conditions meant her primary target – the single pitch ice route ‘Wolverine’, thought to be the world’s hardest – was too dangerous to attempt. Angelika …