Ice Climbing is constantly evolving and new goals and and routes are successfully completed every day.

To help you stay on top of all the latest updates, press releases, new equipment, new routes and ascents, the news page will have all of the latest from the Ice Climbing world. Bookmark this page as your first port of call for all climbing news - It's all "cold" off the press!

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Houseman and Bullock on the Slovak Direct, Denali


This June 2012, Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock successfully completed the Slovak Direct route on the south face of Mount Denali, Alaska. the fifth pair to do so, Bullock and Houseman completed the route in an amazing five days. The route is exceptionally demanding, a big wall climb or nearly [more]

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Calum Musket and Miles Perkin Climb Divine Providence on the Mont Blanc Massif


The Divine providence route, considered one of, if not the hardest route on the Mont Blanc Massif is situated on the Grand Pilier d'Angle of Mont Blanc. It was first climbed by Patrick Gabarrou and François Marsigny during 5–7 June 1984, and notably soled by [more]

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Book Review - The Mont Blanc Range, Classic Snow, Ice and Mixed Climbs by Laroche and Lelong


A few years back I decided to make my first foray into the Chamonix area for some classic alpine climbing, and to summit the Alps highest peak, Mont Blanc. For me and my climbing buddy's it was the first time we had climbed at high [more]

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Ice climbing Kennedy Gully - What not to do!


We all love getting outdoors when its cold for a spot of Ice Climbing, for me living in the UK its not often the conditions are great but we usually get maybe four or five great days a year. I understand the passion for Ice Climbing and there have been days when the conditions have been less than ideal [more]

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Book Review - A Day to Die For by Graham Ratcliffe


Well, like most climbers I like to read climbing related literature, My bookcase at home is stuffed with real life accounts of mountaineers and expeditions.

I was in the Khumbu valley this summer and on my return I developed everest fever again. Having already read Krauker's into thin air and [more]

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Mazeno Ridge Conquered!


Summer 2012 has scene the first ascent of Nanga Partbat via the Mazeno Ridge, The longest, and some may say the hardest ridge on any of the 8000ers. For a long time the ridge was deemed to be un-climbable due to the length of time climbers would have to spend at high altitude and exposed the the harsh climatic conditions. [more]

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Nick Bullock - Mindless Finish (IX,10)


Nick Bullock Makes first Ascent of The Mindless Finish ( Winter IX, 10) Here is a great clip of the ever impressive Nick Bullock on his new route, the Mindless Finish (IX, 10) on Coire an Lochain, Northern Corries, Cairngorm.
The ascent was filmed by James Dunn Visuals and makes for great viewing [more]




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Ice and Mixed Climbing

The quintesential Guide to all things Ice and Mixed Climbing. If you only get one book on Ice Climbing, make it this one...

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Winter Climbing Skills

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Lake District Winter Climbs

This winter climbing guide in the Lake District is a joint production by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and Cicerone Press. A must have...