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Hound Point
Hound Point

Nice bouldering session yesterday at Hound Point (Dalmeny Estate). Although not extensive, with a little imagination some good problems Can be found.

Out on a limb…
Out on a limb…

Pic credit, Jethro Kiernan. I’m not sure where to start this piece, or where to finish. Shall I go with a stream of consciousness, or....

Ratho Quarry, The Borders and Glen Artney
Ratho Quarry, The Borders and Glen Artney

Good to be able to get out a little further in the last week. Careful choice meant for very quiet areas/times. Euan cruising the bolts....

Noticing
Noticing

What has ‘noticing’ got to do with climbing? Does it surprise you that ‘noticing’ is a powerful way for us to develop as climbers? It’s....

Expert Tips on Getting Into ‘Trad’ Climbing
Expert Tips on Getting Into ‘Trad’ Climbing

The term “Traditional” rock climbing (or as many often refer to as “Trad”), wasn’t really used until the ’80s when there needed to be distinction....

Why Navigation is Important to Climbers
Why Navigation is Important to Climbers

If you spend most of your climbing time on roadside gritstone crags, it can be hard to see why any climber would need to learn....

100 Years of Everest, in Images
100 Years of Everest, in Images

Crowded or lonely, under blue skies or wrapped in a storm, the highest point on Earth represents an unparalleled stage for glory and tragedy. Every....

Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters
Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters

Apart from virus-related remarks, guess what was the main conversation topic at ExWeb’s second Base Camp Chat?  Of course, it had to be Everest, or....

The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020
The Best New Climbing Gear for 2020

Yosemite National Park is now open (with limits; campgrounds remain closed). As a local climber, this means I’m taking day-trips into the nearby park and....

Your First Time
Your First Time

There is always a first time for everything. And whether that’s putting on a climbing harness or summiting a four thousand metre peak, a lot....

The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020
The 5 Best Sports Bras for Climbing in 2020

As much as I’d love to whip off my sweaty t-shirt and bask bare-chested in the sunshine, like every dude at the top of every....

Getting Started Climbing: Gear
Getting Started Climbing: Gear

Today, Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Esther Foster, who is based in the Lake District, takes us through the first steps to choosing gear if you’re....

Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?
Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?

Summer hopes are fading for Pakistan’s tourism industry. The spike in COVID-19 cases in the country, combined with a worrisome new outbreak in Beijing, have....

How to Care for Climbing Ropes: Part 1 – What causes damage?
How to Care for Climbing Ropes: Part 1 – What causes damage?

Buying your first rope or set of ropes is a big investment. You’re investing in your personal safety and security as a climber by spending....

Trail love
Trail love

Climbing may be number one on the hobby list for many of us, but typically hiking isn’t that far behind as we try to maximise....

Rope Talk: Why use double ropes?
Rope Talk: Why use double ropes?

Today CEO and Womenclimb Founder, Emily Pitts, talks double ropes, and specifically why she uses them: “What’s the point of half ropes, I don’t understand!”....

Meet the group making climbing safer (and not in the way you might think)
Meet the group making climbing safer (and not in the way you might think)

Climbing is supposed to be scary, but if you’re queer, trans or gender non-conforming, it can be terrifying. The ClimbingQTs Membership Launch Party at Northside....

A Brief Climbing History of Nepal’s Highest Peaks
A Brief Climbing History of Nepal’s Highest Peaks

Mount Everest The first official expedition to aim for the top of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) set off in 1921. Nepal was not open to....

Training for 14ers | Hiking and Mountaineering Tips
Training for 14ers | Hiking and Mountaineering Tips

In this video I go over 5 tips for training for a 14er. These mountains require quite specific training to maximize speed and efficiency and....

Physician and Climbing Legend Tom Herbert Talks Risk and COVID-19
Physician and Climbing Legend Tom Herbert Talks Risk and COVID-19

“He was as sick as anybody could get and still survive.” That was how Tom Herbert, M.D., explained the situation to KTVN 2 News after....

Summiting K2 Without Supplemental Oxygen
Summiting K2 Without Supplemental Oxygen

Last year, mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez reached the top of the world’s second-highest peak without supplemental oxygen. Breathtaking, a film from Eddie Bauer, chronicles what it....

Rope talk: Single, Double, Half, Twin – What’s the difference?
Rope talk: Single, Double, Half, Twin – What’s the difference?

Ropes can be confusing when we are starting out climbing. It can take a bit of time to become familiar with the terminology, but it’s....

Pride in Climbing
Pride in Climbing

It’s Pride Month, a time to reflect on progress, celebrate the wins and look forward to the future. Second on Womenclimb’s list of core values....

17: What We Know
17: What We Know

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, there has been a lot of heavy discussion around the exorbitant amount of atrocities committed against people....

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