Alpine Extravaganza and more at UKClimbing.com

by Mick Ryan Al Powell in his poncho at the top of the The Colton-Macintyre. Whatever type of climbing you enjoy, mountains are central to most climbers´ existence and we hope that you enjoy the selection of articles about alpine climbing that we have published today. First off, in our series of articles that look back at the 2007 climbing year, Nick Bullockexamines the activities of British alpinist in the Alps with his article, Alpine Reminiscence 2007, you can read it here This follows on from our trad climbing round-up by UKClimbing.com´s Assistant Editor Jack Geldard entitledUK Trad 2007, which you can read here; Stuart Littlefair´s sport climbing article, here and John Watson´s UK Bouldering 2007: Scotland here Next week it is bouldering´s turn again when Tom Dixon takes a close look at English and Welsh (and a bit of Scottish) bouldering in 2007 – who the main players are and what happened in a selection of areas. Carrying on the alpine theme today we also present an article by Chamonix based alpinist, photographer and UKClimbing.com gear tester Jon Griffith about skiing the Vallee Blanche by full moon. If you don´t find Jon´s photography stunning, well you have trouble with your eyesight. You can read Jon´s article, Vallee Blanche Full Moon Descent here 16 year old Ajvir Sandhu takes us on a first alpine season with 241 Squadron Air Cadets Go Alpine here There are more alpine articles flagged up down the forums. Finally, coming up. Jack Geldard and myself are working on an interview with Rolando Garibotti about his and Colin Haley´s amazing Torre traverse and a commentary on the demise of the alpine award the Piolet d´Or. Want more alpine/winter inspiration?Try Kenton Cool´s Climbing with Sir Ran Fiennes – The North Face of the Eiger here Andy Kirkpatrick´sStaying Alive This Winter here Adrian Nelhams´ Ice Climbing Gear Check here and Winterising Your Rack by Rob Jarvis here. …….and there´s probably more somewhere…..lots more. News headlines Browse 3 months of news No more recent news… February 2008: Flurry of winter desperates from Guy Robertson 34 day Solo on New Patagonian Big Wall Eiger Record Broken by Rising Stars of Alpinism Page 3 Gal Crowns Climber – Britain´s Manliest Man James Pearson Climbs Cratcliffe Groove E10 7b Alpine Extravaganza and more at UKClimbing.com BMC Leading Ladder – Grand Final Dates January 2008: Young Welsh Climber hits the TV screens Calling All Young Alpinists Festivals, Festivals, Festivals……ShAFF Winners of the DMM My First Outdoor Lead Competition New Bouldering Guide Creates Public Conflict Garibotti and Haley Succeed on Torre Traverse Lewis Windfarm Turned Down Signposts on the Snowdon Horseshoe Robertson and Mayfield Conquer Blackpool Tower Bullock & Helliker climb New Route in the Alps 48 year old Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla climbs 9a/+ Trad 2007 – Hardest – Best – Boldest… New UK Winter Route – World´s Hardest? Lisa Rands Climbs the Mandala V12, Bishop ´Fed up´ hikers call for mountain rescue Patagonia and Sea Shepherd Leading and Bouldering Ladders Piolet d´Or 2008 Suspended Scared of Falling? Train For It Coming Up At UKClimbing Literature Festival Winner in Climb Magazine Paul Robinson 8b flash and v15/16 Repeat Pete Whittaker Climbs Dawes Project My First Lead Essays: The Top Ten Rhapsody For McClure Winter Weekend Report New British Lead Climbing Team Winter Essentials and Avalanche Awareness Mt. Ryan – First Ascent Sir Edmund Hillary Dies SkyMasters Challenge – Gladiator-style climbing Fort William, ShAFF and LLAMFF New content at UKClimbing.com this month Just before the storm hit in Coire an t-Sneachda Helvellyn – Avalanche Warning Climber Falls 100ft and Lives Experienced Guide Killed On Mount Cook 50% off BMC Membership The Secret IX/9 – Repeated Pat Littlejohn on his OBE Pou Brothers complete 7 Walls Challenge December 2007: Pat Littlejohn – OBE National Mountaineering Exhibition – Closed NOW LIVE: The BMC New Year Address 2007 South African Big Wall The Queen Versus Dave Turnbull On Christmas Day Inertia Reel Traverse Flashed On Thin Ice – Snowdonia Conditions CC Members Reject New Hut in the Lakes Grindleford Cafe Owner Passes Away Steve McClure. Five Days in Spain Patxi Usobiaga – Another 9a: Sharma 8c Onsight The Warthog Rises Like A Phoenix From The Ashes Top Ten Photographs – Stunners – This Week Sport Climbing Welcomed into the Olympic Movement Lindsay Griffin of MOUNTAIN INFO; live at UKClimbing.com Hard Winter Line Across the Pond Patxi Usobiaga on Bizi Euskaraz – 8c+ onsight: a first Mike Robertson Climbing More Towers, Bridges and Buildings Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Jack Osbourne To Attempt Everest New path opened to Ben Nevis North Face VIDEO: First Major New Route On Ben Nevis – The Secret Jack Geldard – UKClimbing.com´s New Assistant Editor VIDEO: Winter Dance….bolt ladder free´d (WI6+ R M8) Alpinist Warehouse Destroyed in Blaze BMC Cymru / Wales 2007 – AGreat Year Extreme Rock Reprint Rumour – the Wilson Legacy Awesomely Stockport – Open This Saturday Lakes Second Area Meeting Goes With A Bang Tyler Landman – New V14 – With Video Best Week of Climbing Ever?…..Patxi Usobiaga..9a+ etc.. James Pearson, third Font 8b flash. Ashworth and Blakemore Early Season Mixed November 2007 headlines…