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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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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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