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The first 'Rockfax' guidebook published to Yorkshire Limestone by Ben Walker, Mick Ryan and Greg Rimmer under the company name of Vertical Brain.
UKClimbing.com created by Andy Hyslop and Adam Greenwood. It existed as a sub domain of various sites.
The Rockfax web site is set up.
Alan James combined his Rocktalk forum, which had developed on the Rockfax web site, with the existing UKClimbing.com web site. The technical development work from this point until 2012 was done by Nick Smith via his Climbers.net company.
UKClimbing.com became a fully-fledged limited company. From 2001 to June 2008 UKClimbing.com Limited had two directors: Alan James and Andy Hyslop.
Mick Ryan joined UKClimbing.com Limited as Editor.
Jack Geldard joined the company as UKC Editor and Mick Ryan moved to take up the role of Advertising Manager.
Alan James bought the whole company from Andy Hyslop to become the sole director.
UKClimbing.com Limited was bought by Rockfax Limited and both companies were established under a new single company called UKClimbing Limited, again with a single director, Alan James.
Sarah Stirling joined UKClimbing Limited as Gear Editor a role she stayed in until May 2013.
Björn Pohl moved his 'Lowdown' international climbing news blog to UKC.
UKHillwalking.com was launched with Dan Bailey as Editor.
Paul Phillips joined UKClimbing Limited as Assistant Technical Developer for UKC, UKH and Rockfax web sites before becoming Senior Technical Developer in 2013.
Duncan Campbell became part-time Assistant News Editor.
Rob Greenwood joined as Advertising Manager, taking on the role from Mick Ryan who left the company.
Natalie Berry joined as a full-time News Editor, taking on the role from (part-time) Duncan Campbell who left the company. Nick Brown also joined as part-time editor.
Martin McKenna joined as full-time Assistant Technical Developer.
The Rockfax App was launched on iOS.
Dan Bailey became Gear Editor in addition to his role as UKHillwalking editor. Nick Brown moved to a full time role as Assistant Site Editor. Natalie Berry became UKC Editor and Jack Geldard stepped down from his role as UKC Chief Editor.
Theo Moore joined to work as part of the Advertising team
Andy Ovens joined the company as a Technical Developer
John McKenna joined the company as a Technical Developer