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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Interview: Damian Hall AKA 'Ultra Damo' completes FKT hat-trick

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26/10/2020

Damian Hall has just completed a hat trick of record-breaking trail running rounds. During 2020, he has set new Fastest Known Times (FKTs) for Snowdonia's Paddy Buckley round in winter (January), the Pennine Way (July) and the South Wales Traverse in the Brecon Beacons (October). In this interview Damian tells his story and explains what FKTs are all about.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Horseshoe Quarry's 'Star Trek Wall' gets a facelift thanks to AMI volunteers

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08/10/2020

A group of volunteers from the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) recently spent a weekend carrying out work to replace the old bolts on Star Trek Wall, a short but popular wall with beginners and groups at Horseshoe Quarry, above the ramp overlooking Main Wall.
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SKILLS

Do I need qualifications?

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01/01/2020

You don't need a qualification to go climbing, hill walking or mountaineering. One of the great freedoms that mountain users cherish is the ability to enjoy themselves without the presence of regulation.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Ladies: now is the time to get outdoors

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19/07/2016

Breathe in the fresh air, relax, enjoy some quality time with friends or family and at the same time get active during #WomenOutdoors Week.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

5 top places for family trekking in Europe

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13/07/2016

Walk over petrified lava rivers, stay in Cappadocian caves, explore underground cities, get pulses pumping on via ferrata, or just ply your kids with Italian gelato. With summer holidays here, we look at some of Europe’s top places for family-friendly trekking.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

'Limbless mountaineer' on the Cuillin Ridge

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24/06/2016

Since losing his hands and feet to frostbite 17 years ago, Jamie Andrew has been busy pushing the boundaries of what he can achieve and inspiring others as a motivational speaker. On his latest challenge, the Cuillin Ridge, the tables were turned when Jamie’s team saved the life of a badly injured solo-climber.
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INTERNATIONAL

Argentinian-Chilean duo summit North America's highest unclimbed named mountain.

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11/09/2015

Natalia Martinez (Argentina) and Camilo Rada (Chile) have made the first ascent of Mount Malaspina (3,776m) in Canada's St Elias Mountains.
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INTERNATIONAL

Winter in Patagonia - a coveted first ascent of Aguilera

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01/10/2014

A five-member expedition, led by Chilean explorer and mountaineer Camilo Rada, has made the long awaited first ascent of Volcan Aguilera on the South Patagonian Icecap.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Walking without a leg to stand on

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25/02/2014

Quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew gained his Mountain Leader after losing both hands and feet. Nicola Jasieniecka caught up with him to discuss climbing the Matterhorn, mountaineering for people with disabilities and his involvement with the GB Paraclimbing team.
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INTERNATIONAL

Historic second ascent of Monte Sarmiento in Cordillera Darwin

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02/10/2013

Natalia Martinez (Argentina) and Camilo Rada (Chile) have made a long-awaited second ascent of the highest point of Monte Sarmiento in the Chilean sector of Tierra del Fuego. It was also the mountain's first winter ascent.
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