Rhys Dobbs focusses hard on some mixed climbing competitions. This is an honest account of a climber who has taken the plunge and chosen to compete, discussing his emotions and fears and what climbing has meant to him over the last two years.
British Mountain Guides Al Powell and Rich Cross (check them out) help us with our navigation. Got an altimeter watch? Want to know how to use it on the hill? This is the article for you - coming up later in the week.
The big LLAMFF quiz - a UKC exclusive! George Smith and Noel Craine are hosting the famous mountain quiz at LLAMFF on Friday night. As a special bonus the dynamic duo have arranged for an exclusive UKC quiz, with questions going live on Thursday. We have loads of great prizes - from free LLAMFF tickets through to training essentials from the Beacon Climbing Centre and lots in between. Just watch the video on Thursday (put together by Posing Productions) and email the 5 answers to me at UKC.
All this and more at UKC this week, plus the usual news, forums and stunning photography.
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