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The Countryside Code – What is it?

The countryside code is a set of guidelines that helps people to enjoy the outdoors whilst protecting the rights of landowners and helping everyone to take responsibility for themselves whilst they are out enjoying nature. It gives guidance on what you should and shouldn't do, so...

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Women Rock, with Hazel Findlay // Sardinia

Climbing Ulassai would like to welcome you to the first WOMEN ROCK event in Sardinia! From September 13th to 17th 2019, this awesome event will bring together and celebrate the female climbing community in the up and coming hotspot for European sport climbing: Ulassai, Sardinia. What you...

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How to Develop the Mindful Habit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Mindfulness has been shown to help athletes improve their head game and perform better. Sometimes, it's easy to start, but not so easy to sustain a new habit, like mindfulness. Here are some tactics other people use to make mindfulness a habit:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title="Attach to a habit you...

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Monday Motivation: Interview with Molly Burdick – from heart disease to ninja warrior

10 years ago, Molly Burdick was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. After years fighting PTSD due to her illness, and often too scared to leave the house, her life changed forever when she watched a climbing video of Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra. Fast forward...

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Monday Motivation: “This is for you, Mum” – the 8 year old who climbed The Old Man of Hoy and right into our hearts

In contrast to last week’s post about a 99-year old making her first climb, today we’re celebrating the incredible story of Edward Mills and his mum Bekki Christian. [caption id="attachment_4146" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edward and the Old Man. Photo Alex Shaw[/caption] Last June, Edward (now 9) became the...

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A Chat with Emma Twyford

Emma Twyford is certainly flavour of the month. Thanks to her huge successes and exciting future goals, she has been cover star of both Summit and Climber in recent weeks. When she’s not on the rock, she’s one of the UK’s leading female route-setters and is running her business Creative Climbing offering setting courses to women with fellow setter Evie Cotrulia.

Currently busy setting full time, I managed to catch Emma for a quick cuppa before she set the comp circuit at my local wall. We talked climbing, route setting and inspiration.

That Cover Photo © J Bunney

Mera Peak – Part One: The rescue.

  17th October 2018, Kathmandu International Hospital Pharyngitis and AMS the doctor has written on the whiteboard outside my room. I haven't even googled it yet. Sitting cross legged on bed, in lilac hospital pajamas, I google instead ‘Denali climbing operators’. Forever living in the future. I...

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