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The hardest day of the trek Day 3: Ramailo Danda to Taktok via Chatra Khola 10 hours of walking. Ramailo Danda was a fun place to stay at. This was the first time in 2 days that we ran into another trekker on our route, an Englishman with his guide and porter. We finally got some of our Indian currency exchanged through him, and heaved a sigh of relief.

Michi Wohlleben climbs E9 trad and 9a sport Germany's Michi Wohlleben is the man who recently climbed demonstrated that he's equally at ease clipping bolts as fiddling in thin wires, with his ascents of Speed Integrale at Voralpsee in Switzerland and Prinzip Hoffnung at the Bürser Platte above Bürs in Austria.

The Celtman Race just watching was exhausting. Incredible effort by all. It was early away about 0100 yesterday for the 2 and a half hour drive to. Sheildaig on the West Coast. What a stunning village that takes the Celtman into its heart as does the whole area. The weather was dry on the way over with no magical sunset as I drove the light came through.

Birdwatching, mountaineering and a cheeky pint: our writers share their best Father's Day bonding experiences To mark Father's Day, five Telegraph writers take trips that make this parent-child relationship go that little bit further… Here's a useful rule: never underestimate people. And certainly, never underestimate Eddie.

Tested: The 7 Best Boots for Mountaineering On routes that require more than just your standard hiking footwear, these boots will keep you on track.

2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Sail World - The world's largest sailing news network; sail and sailing, cruising, boating news.

James Webb climbs The Healing, one of his absolute best at Rocklands American climber Jimmy Webb has made the first ascent of The Healing at Rocklands, describing the 8B+ boulder problem as 'one of the absolute best lines I’ve ever touched.'

The Stone of Exodus: Big-Wall First Ascents in Egypt's Ancient Sinai Desert Four Wyoming climbers find big-wall FA gold-and essential truths about our shared humanity-on the flanks of Mount Sinai, Egypt.

Krzysztof Wielicki awarded Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award Krzysztof Wielicki is to receive the Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The Polish alpine and high-altitude climber will receive the 11th Piolet d'Or Carrière after Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington, Wojciech Kurtyka, Jeff Lowe and Andrej Štremfelj.

Tremadog Rockfall: Big changes The classic VS climbs, Shadrach and the Brothers at Craig Bwlch y Moch are sadly no more. As previously reported, some very loose dangerous blocks were identified on these routes. After a thorough inspection, the BMC had no option but to commission a professional rock-engineering company to remove the blocks.

FRI NIGHT VID: Shoshala: A Big Wall in Kinnaur, India In 2010, Swiss climber Elie Chevieux discovered a Big Wall in the Indian region of Kinnaur. Boulderers Fred Nicole and Bernd Zangerl tipped him off about the area's massive potential for new…

Early days of Rescue in Skye. 1950 – 1969. The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all the Rescues the team was involved in from the early days at the end of the War.

REVIEW: Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It was at the absolute cutting edge in terms of design, material and technology. However, it came at a cost - because, lest we forget, premium products come at a premium price.

Top tips on cragging with kids Climbing with children requires an entirely different approach. In celebration of Father's Day, a range of dads offer their advice on encouraging kids into the sport without putting them off: Mountain Guide Jon Bracey, BMC Ambassador Steve McClure, BMC CEO Dave Turnbull, Outdoor Event Consultant Matt Heason and Mountain Instructor Matt Woodfield.

Conrad Anker: On Fatherhood and Looking Forward Catching up with Conrad Anker about life as a dad and how his climbing has changed since he suffered a heart attack on Lunag Ri.

Deal of the Day: Save 35% on Black Diamond Camalots Build your first rack, pick up that last missing size, or grab a 14th No. 2 for your Indian Creek project for less.

Review: Five Ten Five Tennie Approach Shoes The Five Tennies were first-ever sticky-rubber-soled approach shoe back in the 1980s, and now they're back with sweet retro style.

Speta che Vegno, new multi-pitch rock climb in Valle del Sarca On Croz dele Mirandole at Ranzo in the Sarca valley, Italy, Nicola Cont, Martin Giovanazzi and Elio Mazzalai have made the first ascent of Speta che Vegno, a new multi-pitch climb they established ground-up.

Kids summer sessions on sale It can be a struggle to keep kids active and entertained over the summer holidays, so we have launched a series of relaxed and social sessions at both of our Glasgow centres. These are suitable for all abilities so offer a great chance to bring some pals and introduce them to the sport you love.

The Power of Teamwork: The Story of an Uncharacteristic Climbing Team Mad Rock athletes join the team for the products and stay for the spirit.

Angela Eiter climbs Pure Dreaming 9a Austrian climber Angy Eiter has redpointed Adam Ondra's Pure Dreaming in Arco, Italy. This was Angy's fifth 9a or harder. In 2017, she became the first woman to climb 9b with her ascent of La Planta de Shiva at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain. Angy told UKC about the route: 'It demands power endurance.

PRODUCT NEWS: The North Face Summit L2 Proprius Grid Fleece Hoodie The only thing that'll work harder than you on the predawn skin is this polartec power grid fleece that delivers an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio as well as breathability and freedom of movement. Fabric. 132 g/m2 Polartec Power Grid fleece-92% polyester, 8% elastane.

Getting the kids out into the fresh air – Cummingston Erosion again? I was out yesterday down my local cliffs at Cummingston it's a wonderful place with caves, cliffs, rock pools and the sea. Many walk by it on the Moray Coastal path yet its a magical place. It's a place I never take for granted I love it and wander down most days.

The Paraclimbing Man of Hoy On 5 June, blind GB Paraclimbing Team member, Jesse Dufton, led every pitch of the classic East Face Route on the Old Man of Hoy, placing all his own gear. Here's how he did it and a bit more about the Loughborough-based climber. This isn't Jesse's first sea stack.

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