Arcteryx has been organising a Lakeland Revival theme for the last few years and the FRCC has been involved with them in this which, in particular, is to promote climbing in the Lake District. This year there are two elements – the first on the weekend of 28th / 30th April they are organising classes […]
A brand new system to transmit live winter conditions has just been installed on Great End, one of the Lake District’s most reliable and well-known winter crags. This follows on from the pilot monitoring project launched in Cwm Idwal in 2013 and aims to provide accurate information to winter climbers about current and historical temperatures […]
It is reported that a slab of rock about the size of a small car has fallen from above the cave archway, on the Cellar Dweller side, landing very close to the start of Carpe Diem. It would be wise to exercise caution in this area.
BT are intending to remove one third of public phone boxes in Scotland, with around half of these 1500 phones removed from rural areas, many of which are important areas for climbing skiing, outdoor recreation and tourism. BT put stickers in the boxes intimating notice of removal, but if you don’t go to the box […]
Mountain safety at risk as key Government funding is withdrawn from crucial mountain weather information service. The most-used mountain weather service in the UK, the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS), is set to close after SportScotland, the Scottish Government sporting body, withdraws funding and walks away from a key mountain forecast collaboration project. The safety […]
From the 9th September our latest exhibition will be on show at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker celebrates the life of the pioneering mountaineer through original kit, clothing, papers and photographs. The exhibition will celebrate Joe’s climbing career as well as his successful and influential writing; there will […]
New Borrowdale guide is now available: New A5 size; photodiagrams for all crags and stunning photographs of routes – some well known and others less known but hidden classics. Buy it now!
The large dubious pinnacle near the junction of Lord’s Rake and West Wall Traverse has finally succumbed to gravity. The West Wall Traverse is a popular descent route from the climbs on Scafell Crag. There is a lot of loose debris around and below the fall site with the prospect of further rockfall. Might be […]
An Evening with Paul Ross, Pete Whillance and Dave Birkett – presented by the Brathay Trust and compered by Nick Wharton. 19:00-22:00, Friday, 16 September, Brathay Hal, Clappersgate, Ambleside: Rock Climbing Legends