Peaks and Ridges of the UK List with Photos

This is a list of major peaks and ridges in the UK that are of particular interest for mountaineering, scrambling or rock climbing. I have marked the ones which I have climbed and I provide photos and GPS measurements of their summits, where they could be acquired.

Tryfan's characteristic North ridge as seen from the valley.
Tryfan’s characteristic …
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Rock Climbing Terms Cheat Sheet — German to English

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When I first started rock climbing in Australia back in 2013, there was a bit of unfamiliarity with the names of tools and techniques that I had used for many years in my home country, but of which I knew only their German names. As a result, I often had …

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Scrambling up Mount Rundle in Banff

I scrambled up Mt. Rundle in Banff national park in Canada.

Trip Overview

  • Name: Mount Rundle
  • Height: 2949 m
  • Prominence: 1304 m
  • Location: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Date: 2014-06-21
  • Conditions: Early summer. Snow starting about 200 m below the summit.
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Walking the Overland Track in Tasmania

I walked the Overland Track, which is a pretty famous long distance hiking trail in Tasmania, Australia. This is a summary of the 8 days, in which I walked 131 km and covered nearly 160 km in total.

On Cradle Mountain summit.
On Cradle Mountain summit.

Trip Overview

  • Name: Overland Track
  • Location: Cradle Mountain …
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Elbsandstein Climbing, Hiking and Via Ferrata Fun

I have been climbing, hiking and doing via ferrata a lot in the Elbsandstein mountains recently. I give a short overview of Saxon style climbing and a summary of the main via ferrata in the region.

You have a great but airy overview at the top of Häntzschelstiege.
You have a great but airy overview at the top of Häntzschelstiege.

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Ice Climbing in Berlin?!

In January we went ice climbing in Berlin at Der Kegel.

Pascal wields some ice tools.
Pascal wields some ice tools.

To do ice climbing, you usually need a frozen waterfall or a glacier. At least you typically should be in some form of alpine setting. Here in Berlin, we do not have all this …

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Rock Climbing Trip in the Frankenjura

This is a report of our climbing trip to the Frankenjura, which is one of Germany’s most well-known rock climbing areas. We stayed in the small town of Schlaifhausen.

The church on top of the mountain near the climbing spot.
The church on top of the mountain near the climbing spot.

At the end of June, we went on a …

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