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Climbing Links

UK climbing - Join the most popular Climbing Forums in the world! Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. In association with ROCKFAX.

Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in the UK - Dedicated to mountaineering & rock climbing in the UK. Contains database of all mountains in UK plus climbing routes, gear, weather and comprehensive links directory.

Climb Magazine - Climb Magazine Web Site

Kendal Mountain Festival - Kendal is one of the world's most prestigious mountain festivals, an internationally renowned event that attracts top adventurers, climbers, writers, film-makers and film premieres from around the world. Plus it's a huge tribal gathering - the major social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.

Organisations

The British Mountaineering Council - Working for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. Features news, events, area updates, membership information and travel insurance.

British Mountain Guides - Our members hold the highest internationally recognised qualification for instruction and guiding in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and off-piste skiing and ski touring- the coveted IFMGA carnet.

Association of Mountaineering Instructors - The Association of Mountaineering Instructors is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the British Isles. AMI is committed to promoting good practice in all mountaineering instruction.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales - The national co-ordinating body for volunteer search and rescue teams in England and Wales. Information about their activities, training, and facilities.

Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland - The representative and coordinating body for mountain rescue services in Scotland. It is administered by an Executive Committee which reports to the General Committee comprising of Mountain Rescue Teams and other organisations.

British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) - the professional body which represents British International Mountain Leaders who are either fully qualified or who are working towards the full International Mountain Leader (IML) qualification.

Outdoor Centres and Courses

Outlook Expeditions - Camre Cymru / Outlook Expeditions - Based on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, CC/OE provides outdoor adventure activities and personal development programmes for young people, adults and businesses. It also offers life changing month-long and two-week expeditions abroad for young people involving exciting trekking options, community and environmental project work.

Dringo Adventure - Whether you are looking for your first taste of climbing, want to improve your navigation or mountaineering skills or simply fancy a refreshing mountain break with like-minded people, Dringo Adventure has it all.

Plas y Brenin-National Mountain Centre - Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre has a special reputation for offering residential outdoor training courses which are informal, challenging, high quality and fun.

Snow Leopard School Treks - Safe but challenging wilderness treks in some of the planetís most beautiful and untouched places.

Seren Ventures - Seren Ventures provides skills courses such as rock climbing and navigation, together with guided mountain walks and adventure activities throughout the year across Snowdonia.

Snowdonia Adventures - Mountaineering courses and rock climbing courses in snowdonia, walking holidays in Snowdonia. Gorge scrambling and Mountain Scrambling in Snowdonia, north Wales. Experience new activities, acquire new skills or update old. Gain confidence and a sense of achievement that stays with you long after you return home. Snowdonia Adventures can offer you what ever you want from your holiday or short break, whether itís climbing a classic rock climb in Snowdonia on Cloggy on the flanks of Snowdon or at Gogarth a great Anglsey adventure!. Tackling Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales or flying a power kite on one of the beaches of SnowdoniaĖ itís all here waiting for you!

Dallam Outdoor - The specialist Outdoor and Environmental course provider in the North West, the Lakes and the Dales.

Rock and Ride - Based in Snowdonia, North Wales, we provide exceptionally high quality skills training, coaching programmes and guiding services in: Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Mountain Biking, Summer & Winter Mountaineering, and Coasteering.

Distant Horizons - Outdoor Adventure Activities

3 Challenges - Outdoor Adventure Activities

The Glarama Centre - Located at the head of the stunningly beautiful Borrowdale valley in the Lake District, offers a multi-purpose venue for accommodation, outdoor activities, team development, skills courses and a host of other uses. The Centre is fully licensed in line with the extensive criteria laid down by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

Real Adventure - Real Adventure - A highly experienced mobile outdoor education company providing skills courses, outdoor qualifications, group activities and bespoke residential'. Based between the Lake's & Dales and often found in having fun in Scotland. The Real Adventure Blog is useful for Lake's Winter Conditions and a good resource for ideas for your next adventure.

i-to-i.com - If you're looking for a unique travel experience working abroad, look no further! i-to-i's the perfect way to meet new people with our volunteer abroad & gap year travel programs.

Online TEFL - Teaching English overseas is the perfect opportunity for any English speaker to explore the world and immerse themselves in new cultures. Whether youíre a trained teacher or a complete beginner, a TEFL qualification is your ticket for the journey of your life.

Ewen Turner - Mountain Instructor - COACHING - GUIDING - INSTRUCTION. Rock Climbing - Hill Walking - Mountaineering. Lake District - Wales - Peak - Scotland.

kumutu.com - Kumutu brings together the widest choice of adventure activities and experiences from around the world, making it safe and easy to find, review, compare and book in just a few clicks. Find your next adventure.

gr8trails - gr8trails offers all inclusive guided mountain biking and walking short breaks and weekends away throughout the UK. Hence, bringing Ďadventure to everyoneí no matter what your age, experience or ability. Your gr8trails experience includes food and accommodation, transport during your short break, fully organized and guided activities, all tailor made to your own requirements. Our short break and weekend destinations include the stunning Lake District in Cumbria with dramatic mountains, endless lakes and golden wooded meadows. Alternatively, history-rich North Wales and Snowdonia or hiking amongst the wide green views and rugged edges found in the Derbyshire Peak District or Yorkshire Dales. For those willing to venture a little further and wishing for greater challenges we offer week long breaks to our Scottish destinations. We choose from a wide selection of quality accommodation to suit your needs. gr8trails founders, Rick and Adrian are passionate about the outdoors, with over 10 years of successful group guiding in the UK. Whatever your inspiration, your ability or experience, contact us to tailor make your perfect break. 07786 343990 info@gr8trails.co.uk

Brands

Podsacks Climbing Rucksacks - Podsacs only use premium fabrics to construct great equipment. The fabric combinations are carefully selected to provide optimum solutions for the intended end use.

Rab Technical Outdoor Clothing - Rab are committed to making outstanding gear for climbers and mountaineers who take it to the extreme in the world's harshest environments.

Arcteryx Technical Outdoor Clothing and Equipment -

Asolo Outdoor Footwear -

Beal Ropes and Climbing Equipment -

Berghaus Technical Outdoor Clothing -

Black Diamond Climbing Equipment -

Bloc Eyewear -

Buff -

Camp Climbing -

DMM Climbing -

Exped Bags -

Five Ten (5:10) -

Garmin GPS -

Gore Tex Waterproof -

Grivel Climbing Equipment -

Haglofs Technical Outdoor Clothing -

Hilleberg Lightweight Mountain Tents -

Icebreaker -

Inov8 Footwear -

La Sportiva -

Leki Ski and Trekking Poles -

Lifesystems First Aid and Health Products -

Lowe Alpine -

Maglite -

Mammut -

Marmot -

Meindl Footwear -

Merrell -

Montane Lightweight Endurance Clothing -

Mountain Equipment Technical Outdoor Clothing -

Mountain Hardwear Technical Outdoor Clothing -

MSR Outdoor Equipment -

Nikwax Waterproofing Cleaning and Insect Protection -

The North Face -

Oakley Technical Eyewear -

OMM Lightweight Technical Clothing -

Optimus Technical Outdoor Stoves -

Ortlieb Waterproof Outdoor Equipment -

Osprey Technical Rucksacks -

Pacerpole Ergonmic Trekking Poles -

Patagonia Ethical Outdoor Clothing -

Petzl Headtorches and Climbing Equipment -

Platypus Hydration Bladders -

Prana Climbing and Yoga Clothing -

Red Chili Climbing Shoes -

Ronhill Outdoor and Running Equipment -

Salomon Technical Footwear Clothing and Equipment -

Satmap GPS -

Scarpa Climbing Walking and Mountaineering Footwear -

Sealskinz Waterproof Hats Gloves and Socks -

Silva Compasses GPS and Technical Measuring Devices -

Superfeet Insoles - Orthotic Footbeds -

Suunto Watches Dive Computers and Heart Rate Monitors -

Teko Organic Merino Socks -

Terra Nova Lightweight Mountain Tents -

Teva Sandals, Outdoor and Recreational Footwear -

Thermarest Self Inflating Mattresses -

Timex Sport Watches -

Trangia Multi Fuel and Liquid Fuel Stoves -

Vango Tents, Camping and Outdoor Equipment -

Victorinox Swiss Army Knives and Watches -

Wild Country Climbing Equipment -

Hope Mountain Bike Components -

Clubs

University Hiking Network - As university outdoor clubs, whether youíre climbers, scramblers, walkers or bimblers, you spend a hell of a lot of time out there climbing mountains, drinking beer (throwing yourselves in lakes and then forgetting where your tents are and waking up half the campsiteÖ!) Then, every once in a while, you bump into a club from another uni on top of a random mountain somewhere and, after exchanging ritual light hearted abuse, you wonder why we donít all stay in touch. Well hereís your chance!

Lancaster Hiking Club - There are walkers and scramblers, beginners and the experienced - with all abilities and extremes catered for.

Lancaster Backpackers Association -

Lancaster Mountaineering Club - University-based mountaineering club. We run climbing and mountaineering trips locally and to Scotland and Wales.

Lancaster Fellwalkers -

Eyri Harriers - The Club caters for Fell, Road and Cross Country Running. Most of our members are fell runners, but the club is also very successful in road and cross country running. You do not need to be an elite athlete to join Eryri. All standards of athlete are catered for.

Rossendale Harriers Athletics Club - Rossendale Harriers Running Club is based at Marl Pits, Rawtenstall in Lancashire. We train every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting at 7.00pm. Athletes of all standards are welcome to join our sessions as training is split into various groups relating to age and/or ability.

Outdoor Resources

The Welsh Fell Runners Association - The Welsh Fell Runners Association (WFRA) is an independent organization providing the following services to fell / mountain runners in Wales

The Fell Runners Association - Organisation co-ordinating and promoting fell (ie hill/mountain) running in the UK

Scottish Hill Runners - an independent organisation helping to support and promote hill running in Scotland.

The Bowland Challenge - The Bowland Challenge is a team competition based on hill walking and navigation held entirely within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether training for a Mountain marathon or just out for a good days walk, the Bowland Challenge is ideal for you. Funds raised go towards Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

StridingEdge.net - StridingEdge is a website dedicated to fellwalking in the English Lake District which is regularly updated and aims to capture the beauty and moods of this wonderful landscape.

Wild About Wales - Mountain walking days or all-inclusive week long holidays and short breaks in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia National Park. Walks to suit all abilities, fully guided by a qualified mountain leader.

The Ramblers Association - Britain's biggest charity working for walkers. Looking after Britain's footpaths and defending its beautiful countryside for nearly 70 years.

Time Outdoors - Based in Sheffield at the heart of a world-class cluster of sports science & technology businesses, the timeoutdoors community of over 100 sports, health and technology specialists aim to provide the most comprehensive resource for outdoor sports and activities enthusiasts in the UK.

The Met Office - The world's leading providers of environmental and weather-related services.

Snowdonia Active - Snowdonia-Active is a recently formed group of independent, freethinking business people from within the Gwynedd, Môn and the rural Conwy area. Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service - Daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and climbing conditions at 5 climbing areas of Scotland.

Mountain Tracks - We specialize in guided mountain adventure in the Alps and beyond.

Love Camping - The most useful and comprehensive campsite and camping equipment website in the UK. Listing on our site is completely free, ensuring that visitors have access to the most unbiased and accurate information.

the Lakeland Fells - Andrew Leaney's Lakeland Fells a photographic walking guide to the fells of the English Lake District

Mountain Resce - BaseCamp - National Supporters group for Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.

Kendal Mountain Film Festival - The biggest and best Mountain Film, Arts and Book Festival in the World! Again this year supported by Ultimate Outdoors.

Walking Britain - With over 7100 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape. The National Parks feature strongly in the lists of walks including the Lake District, the Peak District and Snowdonia, not to mention the Yorkshire Dales.

Walks in the Lake District - A walking site devoted to The Lake District.

Walks in the Yorkshire Dales - Walks, accomodation, entertainment and much more in Yorkshire.

Munro Madness - munro-madness.com is a project by someone who likes knowing exactly how many munros he has completed and how many more he needs to do to complete them all.

planetFear - The Leading Adventure Sports Resource

The Tent Team - your best online source for the cheapest prices on the best range tents. We check all our prices against our competitors every week, so you can be sure you are getting a great deal when you buy from the tent team. Our price-match means you will find cheap vango tents, cheap outwell tents, cheap coleman tents and cheap easy camp tents all on one site. Free delivery on all orders over £200 to the UK mainland means that there are no hidden costs either.

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