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14 Peaks: the quest to climb the world’s highest mountains in less than a year
A new Netflix documentary chronicles the lengths Nirmal Purja went to as he attempted to break one of mountaineering’s toughest records

Andrew Lawrence

03, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Gimme shelter: in praise of mountain huts
High in the mountains, warmth, company, refuge from the weather matter more than luxury – and Europe’s high places are, thankfully, dotted with places offering just that

Kevin Rushby

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hiker lost on US mountain ignored calls from rescuers because he didn’t recognise the number
Repeated attempts to contact the man missing on Mount Elbert for more than 24 hours went unanswered

Samantha Lock

26, Oct, 2021 @3:09 AM

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‘I was surprised every day’: Welsh mountain runner’s 189-peak challenge
Will Renwick set to complete three-week, 500-mile journey across Wales – after nearly giving up on day two

Steven Morris

01, Oct, 2021 @10:54 AM

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The Last Mountain review – a haunting tribute to mother and son
24 years and 100 miles apart, Alison Hargreaves and Tom Ballard were killed while climbing. Chris Terrill’s documentary offers an intimate look at their lives and tragic deaths

Chitra Ramaswamy

26, Sep, 2021 @9:50 PM

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The Alpinist review – intriguing insight into a maverick climber
The obsessive drive of the Canadian solo mountaineer Marc-André Leclerc is captured in this cliff-hanging documentary

Wendy Ide

26, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Alpinist review – nerve-shredding climbing doc barely holds on to its subject
A portrait of Marc-André Leclerc, a sweet but audacious and fearless solo climber whom the film-makers can’t always get close to

Leslie Felperin

23, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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On thin ice: how The Alpinist captured the terrifying climbs of Marc-André Leclerc
Climbing solo without ropes, the Canadian adventurer would scale stratospheric walls of ice that could crack and fall with one wrong move. We meet the makers of a gripping, heartbreaking new film

Sam Wollaston

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I was sliding towards the drop and couldn’t stop’ – the writer who fell from a mountain
It is every climber’s worst nightmare. In this extract from his thrilling book about the glorious – and treacherous – Cuillin Ridge on Skye, Simon Ingram recalls the day its wild peaks almost took his life

Simon Ingram

08, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Photos from ‘beyond the grave’: camera discovery reveals climber’s last images before fatal avalanche
Two decades ago Richard Stiles escaped an avalanche in New Zealand, but friend Steve Robinson wasn’t so lucky. Now the mountain has given up some of its secrets

Tory Shepherd

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Jo Moran obituary
Other lives: Ornithologist and climber who took the first photo of a Leach’s Petrel at nest

Dominique Moran

09, Aug, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Torch, phone, map and compass: things that might save your life while out walking | Letter
Letter: Andy Simpson of Mountain Rescue England and Wales on the pieces of kit that mountain rescue volunteers would always recommend walkers to carry


18, Jun, 2021 @12:21 PM

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