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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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Why We Need the Women in Adventure Film Competition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Women in Adventure Film Competition is now in its sixth year. Womenclimb's Caitlin takes the time to explain why its still important to promote women-centred content.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7261" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A few weeks ago I heard something that shocked me. I was climbing with a group...

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Climbing and the Olympics: Part One

Are you excited?! Just in case you haven’t heard (are you living in a climbing-free cave?), in 2016 it was announced that Sport Climbing, along with Skateboarding, Surfing and Karate, would be trialed at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. But a climbing competition? How do you...

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Bouldering in Finland: Part Two

Spring Fin Bouldering,  Åland Island Life Anssi Laatikainen photography Spring sunshine is brushing the surface of red granite blocks in Åland’s Djupviksgrottorna (more casually, Grottan). The granite here is slated in such a way that the ubiquitous roofs look like they’ve been constructed from stacked up Lego blocks. The hold-potential of those...

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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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WCS 2016 comes to Manchester

[caption id="attachment_2445" align="alignright" width="300"] Having great fun at the 2015 Women's Climbing Symposium in Sheffield[/caption] This is, without a doubt, the best climbing event in the UK.  Organisers of the go-to event for female climbers, the Women's Climbing Symposium, have announced their 2016 venue as Manchester's newest...

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Shauna gets Gold at Grindelwald

After the disappointment of missing out on gold with an apparent ‘dab of the foot’ on the mat in Baku only a few weeks ago and reaching silver in Chongqing prior to that, Shauna Coxsey, UK no 1 climber, today pulled in the first Team GB World Cup Gold in Switzerland.  Anyone who’s seen her climb will understand how this amazing powerhouse of a climber could

Women Rock at Boulders // Cardiff

90minute Taster Session Boulders in Cardiff are offering a 90-minute Taster Session for International Women's Day for £5 with proceeds going to the Charity Women's Aid, which supports women and children experiencing domestic violence.  There are 16 spaces available, so if you're a woman who wants...

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