Mountaineering Resources

Resources, articles and links for climbing and mountaineering expeditions.

How to Climb an Unclimbed Mountain

How To Climb An Unclimbed Mountain

How To Climb An Unclimbed Mountain


“An excellent book” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“The perfect resource” – Bear Grylls

Featured on the BBC.

Used by the British Mountaineering Council.

Download now ➜

Tim’s Expeditions

Kyrgyzstan – attempted first British ascents in the Kyrgyz Tian Shan mountains (2003).

Bolivia – first British ascents in the Quimsa-Cruz range of the Bolivian Andes (2004).

Russia – first ascents in the Altai range of Russian Siberia (2009).

Norway – leader on youth expedition to the Loppa Peninsula of Arctic Norway with British Exploring (2009). I cycled home from this trip.

Svalbard – ski touring in the mountains from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (2009).

Oman – a short trekking trip in the Dhofar mountains of southern Oman (2011).

Mountaineering Articles

How to Climb an Unclimbed Mountain – the original article, used by the British Mountaineering Council, BBC and several national magazines. Now an ebook.

How to Climb Mount Everest – a beginner’s guide to climbing the world’s highest mountain.

Climbing Terminology Explained – a guide to a lot of mountaineering jargon.

Mountaineering Boot & Crampon Ratings – clear and simple explanation of what all those B1s and C2s mean.

Advice for Climbing at Altitude – practical information for avoiding Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).

What’s scrambling? – an explanation of the differences between climbing, mountaineering and scrambling.

7 Reasons to Visit Bhutan – home of some of the world’s highest mountains.

Expeditions in Hokkaido – information for anyone considering a trip to Japan’s northernmost major island.

Expeditions in the Russian Far East – information for anyone considering a trip to far eastern Siberia and the Khabarovsk area.

Expedition Travel Insurance – useful alternatives to the (excellent) BMC.


The American Alpine Journal – Good resource for researching past ascents, particularly in the Greater Ranges and Americas –

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) – Medical and equipment advice, insurance, grants and local climbing groups –

International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) – Articles on equipment, technique and medical advice –

Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust – Heavily subsidised Scottish and Alpine mountaineering courses –

Royal Geographical Society Expedition Report Database – Thousands of expeditions reports covering most mountain ranges of the world –

The Alpine Club – Expedition report database, Himalayan Index of mountains and a library of mountaineering books and journals –

Summit Post – Large database of expedition reports and information on different mountains, routes and ranges including weather and permits –

Training Programs and Qualifications

Mountain Leader Training Association –

Association of Mountaineering Instructors –

British Association of International Mountain Leaders –

British Mountain Guides –


How to Climb An Unclimbed Mountain

How To Climb An Unclimbed Mountain

With contributions from legendary climbers:

Sir Chris Bonnington, Leo Holding, Simon Yates and Mick Fowler.

Featured on the BBC.

Used by the British Mountaineering Council.

Click here to get your copy ➜

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