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Mountain Training Vacancies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Mountain Training Vacancies [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Are you interested in using your skills and expertise to volunteer for a key role in the strategic leadership of Mountain Training?  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Mountain Training England is recruiting for three committed people with an interest in adventure activities to join its Board of Directors. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title="What...

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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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Membership #reasons

#1 - Amazing climbing Community #2 - Indoor Meetups #3 - Get Outdoors #4 - Exclusive Discounts #5 - Get Better, Get Training #6 - Easy Access Resources Ready for some of this? ...

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Womenclimb’s First Member

Congratulations to Siddrah Aslam who has won our competition to win a year's free Womenclimb membership and has become Womenclimb's first ever official member. I first went bouldering with my friends in my early 20's. As soon as I started getting higher up the wall...

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Womenclimb’s Core Values

As you make the decision to join Womenclimb as a member, I felt it was important to share with you our values. These have been created by volunteers at Womenclimb over a number of years, bringing together our ideas about what is important to us,...

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#1 Amazing Climbing Community

Our climbing partners are crucial to our climbing success. They are there through our achievements and highs, as well as our struggles and challenges. They can make or break our climbing experience. What we’ve discovered through listening to you, our community, is that women often...

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Outdoor Meetup Success

Excited climbers joined the first official Womenclimb Meetup at Stanage Popular End to meet new climbing partners, learn new tricks and gain confidence in their outdoor climbing as the UK trad climbing season kicks off, now the clocks have gone forward. Here's what we got...

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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

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: Attach to a habit you already...

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Womenclimb Meetups Launch

Would you like to meet other women to climb with? Want to get better at climbing with the support of others? Is confidence an issue for you in climbing?   Womenclimb meetups launch to help you with all of these things. After running ad hoc meetups for a few years,...

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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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Mountain Podcast

Some inspiration from the Mountain Podcast: http://mountainpodcast.com/episode/10-lomond-the-long-way/ - with runner Susie Allison, author of Scottish Trail Running. http://mountainpodcast.com/episode/11-race-on-the-edge/  - with Cat Morrison (former world champion triathlete/Ironman) & Caroline Wallace (ex-pro triathlete and awesome endurance athlete) http://mountainpodcast.com/episode/12-the-hills-i-call-home-arran/ - with Kirstie Smith, hillwalker, Sarda dog trainer and...

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Women in Adventure Film Competition 2019 Launched

The fifth Women in Adventure Film Competition with the BMC is officially launched. The BMC and Womenclimb launched the competition at this year's Women's Trad Festival in the Peak District, in the company of 180 climbers from all around the UK. The competition is designed to...

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Join the Womenclimb Crew!

If you're a climber looking for something new and meaningful to get involved in, check out our volunteer roles. You could become part of a dedicated, passionate crew who help and support women to start, continue and love climbing: Explore Womenclimb Crew roles ...

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Adventurous Waymaking Women

Kickstarter campaign launched for new anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art: Waymaking   Vertebrate Publishing has launched a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to build awareness about a new anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art titled Waymaking. The book will be released this October in...

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BMC Voting – Proxy & How to Vote

If you are a BMC member, vote in this year's crucial AGM. How to vote: On 18thMay, you received an email from this email address: onlinevoting@electoralreform.co.uk. In that email is your unique link to vote online. Voting online takes less than 5 minutes. (You can also vote in...

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#inversion Christmas Giveaway

Adventure travel company inversion are offering an incredible prize to one lucky Womenclimber - a free place on their upcoming ice climbing adventure in the stunning Pyrenees. The trip, running 19th – 23rd January 2018, led by MIC Simon Edward, includes transfers, half-board accommodation, guiding &...

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Rab Flex Leggings Review // By Charlie Low

"  I have always been a big fan of leggings for climbing - super comfortable and stretchy, they enable extra high foot placements and stop you feeling restricted. " Rab's Flex Leggings are a perfect example of this, with their Spandex stretch fabric which helps you...

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Rab Chockstone Pants Review // By Ellie Fuller

" The Chockstone Pants are intended for climbing. I like them a lot as casual trousers, but they didn't perform as well as I’d hoped as climbing trousers. There just wasn’t enough flexibility in them and they restricted movement too much. " [caption id="attachment_3743" align="aligncenter" width="4000"]...

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Charlie Low Reviews // Rab Kinetic Plus Softshell Jacket

"As soon as my Kinetic Plus jacket arrived I was impressed with how soft and comfortable it felt." Charlie Low is a climber based in the Peak District. She runs the popular Women's Trad Festival every summer, she climbs and she's all round outdoorsy - perfect for a...

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