Mountain Climbing

Science And The Brexit Mountain

David Docherty | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Docherty

The government is sending all the right signals of intent about ensuring that Brexit will not undermine the research base, but businesses and universities must continue to send the strongest of signals to government about the consequences of any drop in funding.

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

Why Climbing Mountains Is So Very Restful

Claire Gregory | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Gregory

I have always found it really hard to switch off and totally relax. As a working mum of two small children, running my own business and co-running a family with my husband - it's non-stop, and I know that's the same for most of the mums I work with.

The importance of Precedents - Why Role Models Make Sense

Annie Ross | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I hadn't appreciated the importance of precedents until recently. Picture a time you were lost in the countryside. In a choice of trails, which on...

Movie Review: Sherpa - Trouble on Everest

Chris Osburn | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Sherpa aptly captures the increasingly acrimonious tension between foreign climbers and their guides while highlighting the codependence between the two parties and awing the eyes with stunning cinematography featuring the world's most majestic mountains as a backdrop.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 5

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 5: Sleeping on Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photograph...

Climbing The Pitons, St Lucia

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The climb itself is only two hours, however, with an estimated climbing time of two hours, you know it's not going to be a gentle path. Split into four sections, these bench breaks provide a moments rest, and a drop off point for those who can't continue any further.

Why This Incredible Woman Climbed The 8 Highest Alpine Mountains

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the last five years, Sophie Radcliffe has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours, completed the Three Peak Cycle Challenge and participated in Iro...

Mountaineers Light The Matterhorn On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

Climbers have lit the first route used to ascend the Matterhorn, one of the highest mountains in the Alps. The climbers placed glowing red beacons ...

Man Walks Across Side Of Mountain On Tiny Plank

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

This man either has a complete death wish, or he's secretly the only man that can directly defy gravity. Either way watching this video is going to le...

The Terrible Reality of Climbing a Mountain

Amy Baker | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

Have you ever wanted to lie down and die? To give up and fall theatrically to your bruised knees right where you stand because you have absolutely no strength left, everything hurts and it would just be easier to give up. That is how I felt...

This Is The First Person To Cycle The Length Of The Alps - All 1,653Km Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Berrill | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even thinking about cycling the UK coast to coast - all 140 miles of it - is enough to make us have a lie down. Now imagine doing that 10 times o...

Rachel Moss

Meet The Youngest Woman To Climb Everest - You'll Never Guess Her Age | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the idea of climbing Mount Everest seems just about impossible, let alone at the age of 13. But one amazing girl has done just tha...

A 'Sweet as' Kiwi Hike - The Tarurua Range

Shannon Kendall | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

New Zealand. A country world-renowned for its phenomenal landscapes- rainforests, volcanoes and glaciers perfectly decorate the two islands creating a...

Finding Fire: Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck Back on Himalaya

Will Ross | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

Nicknamed 'The Swiss Machine', Steck is known for his outstanding ability in alpine free climbing. Since setting a number speed records up Europe's highest mountains, the last few years have seen Steck focus on climbing in the Himalayas to peaks in excess of 8000m. The joint ascent of Everest and Lohtse was one of Steck's major high altitude bids for 2013.

Briton Falls To His Death In NZ Beauty Spot

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

A British climber has fallen 2,000 feet to his death in New Zealand, while climbing to a small hut on Mount Sefton in the Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park...

The Fine Line Between Life and Death

Adrian Hayes | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adrian Hayes

The fact that the deaths were of a father and son that stirred the emotions and headlines. How could such a highly experienced mountaineer continue leading his own son up the mountain in such dangerous snow conditions that every other team on the mountain - 19 foreign climbers and six Nepalese Sherpas - aborted their summit attempt and turned around?

Glencoe Avalanche Victims Fell 1,000 Feet

PA | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

Four climbers who died in an avalanche fell around 1,000 feet and ended up buried under up to two metres of snow, the man who led their rescue attempt...

Search For Missing Climbers After Glencoe Avalanche

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

A party of six climbers caught up in an avalanche in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands have all been located, police have said. One man, who was pa...

Climber Live-Tweets Terrifying Ascent Of Mount Everest

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Tech

If you're going to climb Mount Everest, you might as well tell people about it. But live-Tweeting the whole climb? That's quite an effort when you're ...

Avalanche In Nepal Kills Nine Climbers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK

At least nine climbers are feared dead and six more are still missing after an avalanche struck as they climbed towards a Himalayan peak in Nepal cons...

Matthew Safe From His Climb to the Top of the World

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

Matthew safely made it to the summit of Everest in the early hours of Saturday morning. He is now back at Base Camp, resting.

Base Camp - Just the Start

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

I've arrived at Base Camp (5350m) - which marks the starting point of where I'll begin my true trip up the mountain. From base camp, climbers typically train and acclimate by travelling and bringing supplies back and forth through the often treacherous Khumbu Icefall.

84-Year-Old Breaks World Record Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Richard Byerley

At age 84, I'm glad I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro and back down again, but truth is I missed my wife, Beth. We've been married for 63 years, and we're pretty much inseparable.

84-Year-old Attempts Record Kilimanjaro Climb

Richard Byerley | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Byerley

Here I am, at age 84, about to climb Kilimanjaro. They tell me that if I make it, I'll be the oldest person to do so, and I'll be entered into the Guinness World Records.