Tody's Wall, Froggatt

Climbing in the Peak District: 5 great gritstone crags

For me, February was always the month when a metaphorical shrug of the shoulders meant that my winter coat was ditched and life moved back outdoors. Since starting mountain biking regularly again, it’s become less of an marker in my calendar (kitting up and continuing to ride outside through winter is just the norm) but for all those years…

Odyssey cover

Great climbing videos

With the Christmas holidays on the horizon, our days are often filled with preparation, celebration and catching up with family and friends.  Add in the winter months and it’s no surprise that for many, getting outdoors can be difficult over the festive period. However, those long dark nights give us a great opportunity to curl…

Malham Cove

5 Reasons I love Malham

In celebration of the 62nd birthday of the Yorkshire Dales National Park today (16/11/16), I decided to write a post listing 5 reasons why I love the iconic beauty spot of Malham. I’ve met tons of people over the years who’ve known of Malham from their geography/geology lessons in school. For those of you who…

Outdoor First Aid Scenario

Outdoor First Aid Training

I’ve thought for years that I should learn basic first aid. However, that was pretty much as far as it ever got – thinking about it. With all the time I spent climbing (sometimes in remote places with just my climbing partner for company), or heading out into the hills for a walk (often on…

WCS Programme

Women’s Climbing Symposium

Take a room full of 300 women, add in a shared love of climbing, some top class climbing coaches and a sprinkle of inspirational speakers, spend 10 hours in a great bouldering venue…..and you have the Women’s Climbing Symposium (WCS). This year’s event took place on 17 October 2015 at the Climbing Works in Sheffield. …

CAC beanies

A colourful bundle of cosy joy

This week, a colourful bundle of cosy joy arrived through my letter box. I’d been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) beanie for weeks, after first seeing some pictures on their Twitter feed.  It has to be said that I love a woolly hat and the bright colourful stripes of the…

Tuchersfeld, Germany

5 Favourite Climbing Destinations in Europe

Autumn….a time of year when many climbers start to think about planning a winter trip to go sport climbing somewhere warm. After the long days of summer out at the crag, on real rock, the prospect of a winter climbing indoors on plastic can, for some, be a depressing thought. Enter the climbing trip! With…

Xaló (Jalon) Valley

Early March and we were heading for the warmth of Spain for a week of sport climbing.  It hadn’t been a cold winter in the UK, but we were ready for some bright sunlight and warm temperatures to ease our muscles out of winter and awaken our bodies ready for spring. Having climbed in the…