Mountaineering

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Touching the Void: climber Joe Simpson on the ‘feelgood’ show inspired by his survival
Simpson’s incredible tale has been immortalised as a hit memoir, documentary and play, which has now reached Australia. He talks about the ethics of mountaineering and seeing his story on stage

Jenny Valentish

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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My winter of love: The true test of a relationship? Sixty-five unwashed hours together in a tent
We were stuck on a trek in the Andes during the worst blizzard in 20 years. Luckily we had Travel Scrabble – unfortunately, we had no toilet roll

Rhymer Rigby

29, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kev Reynolds obituary
Other lives: xxx

Jonathan Williams

26, Dec, 2021 @5:35 PM

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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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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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