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What kick ass women look like…

I’m not sure if Wales realised what hit it last weekend.  20 women, 6 crew, a drone, 3 cameras, sound & a professional photographer – it was quite a scene.   The Idwal Slabs in Ogwen Valley & slate quarries near Llanberis were the locations chosen to host our filming of these 20 women, aged 18-65.  It was an incredible weekend with a group of ordinary everyday women being their extraordinary selves, having fun and doing some climbing for our film.  Yep, girls, climbing, on film, we know it’s a novelty that many of you may not have experienced, but we’re hoping to contribute to the small, but increasing pool of amazing climbing films featuring the fairer sex as the main protagonists.  Thank you to all the brilliant women who took off a whole weekend to come and climb.

Particular thanks to:

David Fox and crew, David & Daniel, from Flying Fox Aerial Photography

Mike Whitehurst: Assistant & rigger

Natasha Hirst: Photographer & 2nd camera

Photos of the women climbing in Wales to whet your whistle of what’s to come:

Over 30's Women Climbing

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Womenclimb in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing7

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Women Climbing

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Women Climbing

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Women Climbing

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

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Not a woman, but one of the crew: Mike Whitehurst. Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Aerial Photography of climbers in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Climbing instructors on film in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women Climbing in Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Climbers waiting to climb at Idwal Slabs in Ogwen Valley, Wales

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

What does a climber look like

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Waiting to climb

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

This is what climbing does to people.... smile....

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

It's important to wrap up warm for climbing in Wales, even in spring!

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Group of climbers walking in to the Idwal Slabs

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Women waiting to be filmed for the Womenclimb film

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

Photograph: Natasha Hirst Photography. All rights reserved.

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1 Comment
  • Emma Timmis
    April 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Looks like it was an amazing weekend. Fab photos. I love the fact that you can see women don’t wear pink all the time!!! Beautiful weather too. x

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