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Out of this World

The Rough Guide to Climbing in the Solar System

THE LIST of people that have summited Mount Everest is hovering around the 10,000 mark. The long-hoped-for winter ascent of K2 was finally pulled off in January. The fourteen eight-thousand metre peaks have very much been 'done' in all seasons and in myriad styles of ascent. You might say that there aren't too many virgin, iconic mountains left to climb – on Earth, that is. But what about beyond this planet? If we had the whole solar system as our playground and neither distance nor money nor technology were an object, where could we go climbing and what sort of fun could we expect? This isn't realistic, but it's going to be a lot of fun.


First Ascents

An Oral History of the First Winter Ascent of K2

On 16 January 2021, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, a ten-strong all-Nepali team made history in more ways than one. One Magar and nine Sherpas started out in three separate teams, but united to reach a common goal. With mere steps to go, they gathered and marched to the summit in unison, breathlessly singing the national anthem of Nepal and bearing their country's unique red and blue pennant flag. In their own words — and in-between a succession of celebratory receptions in Kathmandu — Nimsdai Purja, Mingma G and Mingma David Sherpa recounted their individual experiences of the climb.


Photo Awards

Marmot Photography Awards 2020

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Marmot Photography Awards

Marmot Photography Awards 2019

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Marmot Photography Awards

Marmot Photography Awards 2018

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Marmot Photography Awards. An automatic selection of five photos from each of the categories on site was made based on the votes from the previous 12 months. Users were then asked to vote for...

Marmot Photography Awards 2017

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Marmot Photography Awards. An automatic...

Marmot Photography Awards 2016

An automatic selection of five photos from each of the catagories on site was made based on the votes from the previous...


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