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Climbers and Walkers Urged to Donate 'Backpack Bogroll' In this time of crisis Britain's hill-goers have been called on to dig deep, by donating the spare toilet roll stashes from their packs in aid of a nation caught short. "Most of us will be familiar with the term backpack bogroll" explains Lou Rawls of Share-a-Sheet, an initiative to bring together the needy and the needless.

Fingerboarding to Replace Speed Climbing in Tokyo 2020 Games The Games will now take place on the revised dates of 23 July - 8 August 2021. IOC President Thomas Bach announced: 'We are happy to accommodate the wishes of the Sport Climbing federations in 2021.

Steve McClure onsighting Nightmayer at Dinas Cromlech in Wales It documents Steve McClure as he tentatively tiptoes his way up Nightmayer, an E8 6c located on one of the UK's most famous cliffs, Dinas Cromlech above the Llanberis Pass in Wales. McClure is one of the very few to have climbed 9b and his impressive onsight dates back to last summer.

10 Climber-Friendly Ways to Spend your REI Dividend Ten sweet pieces of climbing gear you can use your REI Co-op dividend and member perks coupons on, before they expire on April 6.

Pete Whittaker: How to Crack Climb Common Household Objects Whittaker demonstrates how to fingerlock your landscaping stones, donut jam the radiator, and fist jam the washing machine in this informative-ish video.

Catching Up With Writer and Photographer Sasha Turrentine Turrentine shares her experience after testing positive for COVID-19 and offers advice to the climbing community.

Eline & Marc Le Menestrel: Chouca and Buoux, yesterday, today and tomorrow So Eline, can you tell us why this route is so special to you?: While growing up, I heard a lot about Chouca. But not Chouca the route, Chouca the dog! Chouca in fact was my grandparents' dog when they lived in Fontainebleau.

Climbing by Numbers: Dad uses Shed Climbing Wall to Teach Kids Maths As parents across the globe struggle to keep their kids educated and entertained while schools are closed, Bournemouth-based dad-of-two David Bryant came up with an idea. He recently posted a video on Facebook of a stay-at-home maths lesson in the garden.

PRESS RELEASE: CAC: Active Isolation Stair Speed-Climbing Championships Last weekend would have been our 2nd 'Mountain March Challenge' - a weekend of climbing vertical meters to raise money for the research into Cancer. Last year, hundreds of you all around the globe, took part and made it a great, fun weekend.

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020 Report Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. But you probably already knew that, especially if you joined us on the Geology Walk led by Stephen Mott at the BMC HIll Walking Event 2020.

Review: Classic Climbs Video Series Ancient Art, the Flatirons, Bear's Lodge… Classic Climbs, hosted by Dylan Welter, explores famous and unique routes with celebrity guest climbers.

Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until 2021 Climbing fans will have to wait another year to see the sport's debut at the Tokyo games.

Competition Climbing Performance Group gets underway While climbing competitions have been postponed for the majority of the year due to Covid-19, the BMC Competitions Climbing Performance Group will be making good use of the forced downtime to develop and direct its work programme in the sector.

Win a Beal ROOKIE kids climbing harness Beal are giving you the chance to win one ROOKIE kids climbing harness. An adjustable childrens / adolescents sit harness for climbing gyms or at crags. Just one single size, with leg loop adjustments using Dynamic-fit system.

Aiguille du Plan Mystery solved by Ondrej Húserka and Evka Milovská From 21 to 22 February Slovak mountaineers Ondrej Húserka and Evka Milovská made the first ascent of Mystery on Aiguille du Plan in the Mont Blanc massif. Húserka reports.

Climbing Pubs - Another Era ? My first insight into a pub for climbers was in my first weekend at Kintail at the Kintail Lodge Hotel where I sat in awe with my shandy as the Mountain Rescue Team and the locals sang lots of folk songs and there was great craic.

In Isolation - New UKC Competition Climbing Video Series Disappointed to miss out on 2020 IFSC competition action? The season might be up in the air, but UKC will be bringing you In Isolation: a weekly socially-distant chat show which will hopefully go…

Climbing legends, the video of the first Arco Rock Legends Video Associazione Rock Master. We imagine that during these days of enforced suspension some have started to take a step back in time. Partly out of boredom, and partly because it's always important to remember where we come from. Perhaps have started to look through some family photo albums.

One week in Of Lock - In. The world has changed priorities have as well as we enter the second week of Lock down. I like many call it a "Lock in" Memories of Highland Bars staying open after a long Call out. These were great days and some wild nights unwinding after a long Call out.

Mt. Pigingan: One of Benguet's Best Kept Secrets I've always said it in my various travel blogs. The exponential growth and development has opened a whole spectrum of possibilities for the tourism industry. If there is one one side of tourism that benefited from newly paved roads, it would be eco-tourism, particularly mountaineering and trekking.

Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all This is the sound of the epidemic affecting us all. It seems unreal. We started acting too late and it caught us off-guard. Doctors and all the health workers, and not only them, are really working their fingers to the bone, giving the absolute everything, but the harsh reality is that many of our friends have already lost someone.

Tarmachan Mountaineering Our world has certainly changed during recent tragic events. Especially so if you enjoy the freedom we have in the UK to venture into the outdoors without any restrictions. We should be thankfull that even with this 'lockdown' in place we are still allowed 'excercise' outside every day.

2017 रॉक पॅच हा हिलरी स्टेप सारखाच होता. क्रॅमपॉन्स घालून रॉक वरून चढाई करणे थोडे अवघड होते.

Overcome Your Fear of Falling: Part 7-Conclusion The goal is to shift your motivation so it's learning-based and to tune into your comfort level as you practice.

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