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Moonrise Kingdom (E9 6b, 6c, 6a/b) rises up

15 May, 2017

James McHaffie and Dan Varian establish a major new multi-pitch route on Skye’s Coir’-Uisg Buttress. Initially attempted onsight, Moonrise Kingdom (E9 6b, 6c, 6a/b), turned out to be a far more difficult proposition than anticipated.

Tie in with DMM's new rope range

26 March, 2017

DMM's new dynamic rope range includes single and half ropes with optimised features to match their intended use, covering indoor, sport, trad and winter climbing.

Heart risks for climbers at altitude

23 March, 2017

A study that was part of an expedition to Dhaulagiri (8167m) last May, has shown that climbing above 4,000m can provoke abnormal heart rhythms in otherwise healthy mountaineers, with the abnormalities increasing with altitude.

First ascents in the Val Ferrera

22 March, 2017

Alex Luger and Hanno Schluge add two new winter routes to Switzerland's Val Ferrera: The Winners Lose it All Some Day (WI5 M6) and Piece of Mind (WI5+ M6). The latter in particular comes recommended.

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