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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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Indoor Climbing in Glasgow

Whether you’re escaping the rain on weekends or getting in some training around the daily grind, there are two high quality indoor rock climbing venues in Glasgow. If you're lacking in belay buddies, check out this Glasgow Climbers Facebook page to find climbing partners in Glasgow! A fantastic...

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Film Review // Dawn Wall

Located in Yosemite National Park , a towering granite monolith looms up, magnificent and terrifying. This is El Capitan, an absolute haven for some of the best climbers in the world, with a sheer rock face that seems almost unconquerable. The ‘Dawn Wall’ is a particular...

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Waymaking // Book Review

‘I stare into the void encountered at the edge of a cliff. At first I am overtaken by a sinking sensation and then by the horrifying, irrational urge to jump’ Taken from Tara Kramer in Lost in light. Waymaking is a beautifully anthology of short stories, poetry,...

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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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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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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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Three-Stage Breathing Space

This is the third mindfulness download by Beth Thomas for 12 Steps to Climbing Confidence.   We often are not aware of how we are really feeling. We can spend so much time in our heads that we lose touch with our direct experience, right now. If we don't...

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Climbing Inspiration // 1920’s to 2010’s

We all know that you can't be what you can't see, so in today's post are some Youtube videos to help you visualise success.  Vicarious experiences, seeing other achieve success, are critical to gaining self-efficacy. Feel Successful, Watch Others' Success Self-efficacy is the thing that makes us...

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Fancy Footwork: How to get better

Footwork is talked about so often by climbers, but even experienced climbers often don't know where to go to improve their footwork. Today's article is all about improving footwork. If we've missed something, leave us a comment and share your experience and knowledge with us...

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Women in Adventure on Film

More women on film!  That's what we're aiming for in the work we've done over three years with the BMC, running the Women in Adventure Film Competition. This year's shortlisted films have been announced and the great news is that you can go and watch every...

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Training Book Review // Gimme Kraft

Do you enjoy climbing but want to develop further skills and strength but don’t really know where to start? Gimme Kraft by Patrick Matros, Ludwig “Dicki” Korb and Hannes Huch is a comprehensive guide to getting fitter and stronger for all types of climbing.

“How do I get stronger?… train most efficiently?…what exercises make the most sense?” are questions set out in the introduction. These questions are readily answered in a compact, enjoyable and motivating training manual.

Black gloves on a white background, with shiny leather palms and a tightening wrist strap
Shino DLX Glove // Trespass // Review

Love: the soft inner & general feel

What I would change: Women-specific or Slender-hand fit

Price: £65.99Womenclimb Shino Glove Trespass Review Unisex DLX


Dry hands, that luxury above all luxuries, on a day out in rainy hills.  However ‘waterproof’ any glove proclaims to be, it’s simply not possible to keep them dry when there’s a stonking great hole to shove your soggy hands into. Most gloves have been disappointing in one way or another.  I therefore went into this review experiment with very low expectations.  My review is of the Trespass Shino unisex Adult GLX Glove in size XS/S, which boasts the following features:

Vertical Chill Ice Climbing // Manchester // Review

I am super excited about an upcoming trip to Norway when I’ll get to up my game from Scottish Winter Mountaineering and get out on easy water ice for the first time. I’m lucky to live not too far away from Vertical Chill Ice Wall in Manchester, so I headed over to learn the techniques needed for climbing ice and get some tips for the extra gear I might need.

Vertical Chill

Yoga Studio app// review

UPDATE:  In light of changes to the Yoga Studio App, please be aware that the app is no longer a one-time purchase app and operates on a subscription model.  Previous purchasers of the app have paid for the app and subsequently had their access revoked, subject to paying a monthly subscription.

We can no longer recommend the app on the basis that the fundamental basis of our original review has changed. Please see comments below, from customers.

Ever thought about taking up yoga as a way of improving your flexibility and core strength, but can’t seem to get yourself to a class? There’s loads of free yoga apps on the market for smart phones so we’ve reviewed Yoga Studio to see if paying for a yoga app is really worth it.

DoTERRA Deep Blue Rub // review
Ever had a really hard climbing session that just leaves your muscles aching for days? We’re always looking for a drug free way to manage any aches and pains and often natural muscle rubs and therapies can provide a good solution. Today we review DoTERRA essential oil Deep Blue muscle rub. Will it provide a way to ease aches and pains? Emily from Womenclimb tried it out after a hard day in the mountains; its time to find out her verdict:
Getting Close to Emily Roo // Intimate Climber Bio

[caption id="attachment_3014" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Emily Photo Credit: Jen Randall[/caption]   Emily Roo rocks; a strong, independent person, with an untethered passion for climbing.  She's 5ft 4's worth of fun, laughter and motivation, hiding a serious commitment to alpinism and exploring untouched areas of the planet.  In 2016...

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