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Author: Emily Pitts

Board Vacancies: NICAS/ABCTT

Would you like to improve and support the development of indoor climbing schemes for young people and adults? The Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT) would like to invite our Womenclimb Members, Supporters and followers to help shape the future of NICAS! ...

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Stepping into Opportunities

A message from our Founder & CEO, Emily Pitts. Very often we get asked to do things for free, as volunteers. It's important for us to balance our personal lives, work lives, home lives and social lives, so this can sometimes make stepping up difficult....

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First Sport Climbing Rack

What should you get if you're just starting out buying a sport climbing rack? Esther Foster, Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor, shares her thoughts on this topic: 1: Sport Climbing Specific Quickdraws   Considerations: Route length: Regular sport climbers who climb abroad will often have 20 – 25 quickdraws....

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Racism & Change

In the face of the brutal murder of George Floyd it has been difficult to know how to respond without sounding trite. The last thing anyone needs is another hollow statement filled with platitudes designed to make people feel some sort of short-lived catharsis. It...

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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 after ‘Support’ is ‘Celebration: we will celebrate all women & challenge all stereotypes’. Implicit in this statement is challenging stereotypes...

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Dogs at Meetups

Some people love their canine friends. Other people are scared. Here is our guidance for anyone thinking of bringing a dog to a Womenclimb meetup...

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Mountain Training Vacancies

Men apply for jobs when they meet only 60% of the qualifications. Women? They only apply if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Mountain Training roles are out and they want more applications from women. Could this be you? ...

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Womenclimb Founder Members Announced

The news you've been waiting for. I am thrilled to announce Womenclimb's official Founder Members. These incredible women have etched their names in Womenclimb history: Siddrah Aslam Anna Knight Lorna Fewtrell Joan Bambrick Mimi McNaull Gemma Sutherington Jo Carran Claire Brooke Jo Chitty Jo Cooke Lila Khoja Vaila McClure Anouska Anderson Gillian Hutton Hannah Sydney Mary Scott Paula Holt Angela...

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What are people saying?

Here's why our members have joined Womenclimb: To meet new people and to develop my skill set Finding my climbing tribe 😀 I think it’s a great idea well worth supporting. Getting out climbing again To be part of a fantastic group of like minded ladies. To offer and...

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