Rock climbing

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Hard rock hallelujah! How metal found an unlikely home at Eurovision
Long synonymous with cheesy pop and earnest ballads, the song contest is also now home to bombastic metal. Past rockers and 2023 contestants explain why they’re actually a perfect fit

Matt Mills

05, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Too special a place’: how an eclectic Queensland alliance saved a sacred site from rock climbers
As the state moves to protect Indigenous site Whinpullin, or Minto Crag, climbing groups realise ‘you can’t just go charging in’

Joe Hinchliffe

17, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘The story was so remarkable’: what happened after a devastating climbing accident
In a fascinating new book, climber and author Michael Wejchert tells of two couples, remote mountains in Alaska and the tragedy that followed

David Smith in Washington

31, Jan, 2023 @7:06 AM

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Fred Smith obituary
Other lives: Climber who was instrumental in setting up of the Merseyside Mountaineering Club

Paul Davis

07, Nov, 2022 @2:49 PM

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‘I’m a pregnant woman making choices’: Shauna Coxsey on climbing – and the ‘bullies’ who want her to stop
With a baby due in just days, the Olympian is still reaching for the heights. She talks about the sport she loves, the criticisms she ignores, and the example she hopes to set

Emine Saner

18, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Wall of Shadows review – Sherpas caught between a rock and a hard place
In this thought-provoking documentary, a family of Sherpas face a moral dilemma while scaling a sacred and dangerous mountain

Wendy Ide

24, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘My head was completely free’: the rise of climbing as therapy
Supporters of climbing therapy say it can help people focus on the here and now and provide relief from the whirlwind of modern life

Theo Zenou

08, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Alex Honnold: ‘My new film is almost too much for some people’
The star of Free Solo is back with a new series featuring terrifying climbs – this time using virtual reality

Tom Kludt

12, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Epic cycling, tough climbs and elemental suffering: the Banff Mountain Film festival
Now touring the UK, this festival of the best adventure documentaries will be balm to those who missed outdoor action in the pandemic

Peter Beaumont

28, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How rock climbing gave me a new perspective on the world – and myself
Spending time high above the ground allowed me a unique view of the land and my relationship with it

Anna Fleming

06, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Time on Rock by Anna Fleming review – vertiginous adventures
An intimate account of 10 years spent learning to climb celebrates the “electrifying charge” of risk

PD Smith

06, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding: have a snowy adventure without leaving the UK
From Scotland to London, here’s how to get your winter holiday fix without the hassle of going abroad

Gemma Bowes

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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