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  • Women’s International Climbing Meet
  • Interview: Mark Hines
  • Guide profile: Spanish Highs
  • John Muir Trust Ranger’s diary
  • Perfect teamwork: A first ascent in Greenland
  • British Ascent of Changabang
  • Tested: James Thacker

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Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders Achieve First Ascent on Sersank

Almost 30 years after their last climb together, Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders have successfully completed a first ascent on Sersank (c6,050m) in the Indian Himalaya. Fowler and Saunders reached the previously unclimbed summit at 12:30pm on 3 October, by the unclimbed 1,100m north face of the mountain. The expedition was supported by Berghaus and was the first time that the two men have climbed as a team since their first ascent of the Golden Pillar of Spantik (Pakistan) in 1987. Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders left the UK in mid-September and flew to Delhi. From there, they had a three day drive to the road-head, followed by a two day walk in to establish base camp. After acclimatisation, the climb itself took five days, during an eight day round trip from base camp. Mick Fowler describes the climb: “We decided that the easiest access would be to trek across the difficult and rarely used 5,000m pass of the Sersank La and descend the far side to the foot of the face. Fresh powder covering the rocks made this exhausting but after overcoming the usual array of Himalayan hurdles (including an unfortunate mix-up of pee and drinking bottles!) we set off up the face on 28 September. “Heavy snowfall on dry cold rock made for challenging conditions. For two days we swept away snow and inched up the disturbingly blank rock below. By the end of the second day a lower buttress and sharp crest had been overcome and we were firmly established on the cold confines of the north face proper. Here the conditions were better but it became... read more

BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition

Following on from two successful years of competition the BMC and WomenClimb are once again teaming up with ShAFF to put more adventurous women on the big screen The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is inviting professional, student and amateur film-makers to submit short films about the mountain adventures of outdoor women. In the UK, just 5% of sports coverage is of women. Things look a little more promising within the adventure film industry, with a fifth of the films screened at ShAFF 2014 made by or featuring lead women. But there is still a significant gender imbalance, which this competition hopes to rectify. The competition especially welcomes films where women are behind the camera as well as in front of it. “ShaFF is behind this competition because we think that it’s really important to see the gender imbalance of outdoor and adventure films balanced,” commented Matt Heason, director of ShAFF, “We have seen over the years that there is an imbalance, and that it is slowly moving in the right direction.” WomenClimb founder Emily Pitts, said: “We know that women are doing very adventurous things in the UK and round the world, but this isn’t always reflected on screen. Showing the world the power of adventure through the eyes of women and showcasing women’s achievements is what this competition is about.” Heather Swift, winner of last year’s competition added: “This competition gives women in adventure sports a chance to shine through and be heard. On a personal level it was a massive confidence boost for me to push forward my own work and get stuck in.” The overall winner of... read more

Columbia Searching for ‘Directors of Toughness’

Columbia are searching for two new ‘Directors of Toughness’ Do you have it what it takes to spend nine months travelling the world, testing out their kit?  Outdoor brand Columbia are on the hunt for two new ‘Directors of Toughness’, a dream role for passionate adventurers – the winning candidates will embark on a nine-month adventure around the world to test Columbia’s range of performance products in the most extreme conditions. This is the first time that applications have opened to European applicants. As well as travelling around the world for free for nine months, recruits will also get a full-time salary with benefits. After applying, hopeful candidates will be challenged to take on ‘The Toughest Interview (To Get To)’, a face-to-face interview at one of the UK’s most remote locations – The Isle of Skye, Scotland. “The Directors of Toughness have become integral employees, not only testing our products but also sharing compelling stories,” said Columbia Sportswear Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Richelle Luther. “We are excited to identify and hire two new outdoor enthusiasts, and to put a spotlight on the effort our employees go through to ensure our products keep people comfortable, regardless of the conditions.”   How to Apply To apply all you have to do is register online at www.columbia.com/toughjob Candidates will then face ‘The Toughest Interview’ with the final two applicants picked from four casting calls, two in the USA, one in Canada and one in the UK. If you think you’ve got what it takes to make the grade, act quickly for a shot at applying for the... read more

David Lintern

David Lintern


A member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and an Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival Photography Award winner, David is an expert outdoor photographer and writer who is passionate about all things outdoors. His passion and experience brings Mountain Pro to life.

Lucy Wallace

Lucy Wallace

Gear Editor

Gear editor, Lucy Wallace, is based on the Isle of Arran. Lucy is an experienced winter mountain leader and member of the Mountain Leader Training Association. A dedicated outdoor blogger and owner of arranwildwalks.co.uk, Lucy has the expertise and location to test outdoor kit to its limits.

Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton

Gear Editor

A professional journalist and summer mountain leader. He works across the outdoor industry,
shooting many of his own mountain features, and contributes to a wide range of titles.

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