Climbing For Beginners: Why you should hit the wall

Guest blogger Charlotte Clark on the delights and perils of rock climbing for beginners, and why this is the perfect confidence-building sport for women of all abilities. CLIMBING FOR BEGINNERS I should start this post by confessing that I’m not…

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Interview: adventurous filmmaker Jen Randall

I’m very excited about this one: an interview with the uber-inspiring Jen Randall, multi award-winning filmmaker and the lady behind the lens of The Bothy Project, Operation Moffat and new, heart-plucking documentary Psycho Vertical, based on the autobiography of big…

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to Bristol

I was so proud to see that my beloved Bristol was named one of the top cities to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides. They reckoned that “Bristol stands as a shining example of one of the UK’s most forward-thinking,…

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Review: Scarpa Velocity V climbing shoes from GO Outdoors

Rocking out in the Scarpa Velocity V, an easy and fuss-free climbing shoe aimed at beginners and available at the very purse-friendly price of £59 from GO Outdoors.

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Weekend adventures for under £50 for Red Bull

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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Climbing in the Wye Valley

Before autumn arrived in all its colourful glory the Super Rad Climb Team (well, my mates) and I made a late summer trip to the Wye Valley. We spent a weekend tackling some routes and eating many packets of chocolate…

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How to: look after climber’s hands

Bouldering, sport climbing and general scrabbling around on rock faces is great fun, but it’s not very kind on your mitts. You’ll have to say goodbye to nice fingernails, but you can still keep your hands in reasonable shape with…

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Wild camping in Snowdonia and scrambling up Crib Goch

I’m trying to film more of my adventures this year, and while it’s hard to lug my D-SLR along on a bike packing trip or a gallop on horseback, I hope these iPhone video snaps make for a nice taste…

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Climbing packing guide: what’s in my climbing rucksack?

Newbie in the world of sport climbing? I pretty much still am too, and all the gear I took with me to the crags of Mallorca makes the perfect starter pack if you’re a beginner after decent kit to get…

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Climbing Mallorca: Deep water solo climbing on the wild coast

In September I got a grip on the limestone of Mallorca. Read my story of a magical week free climbing on the coast above the aquamarine ocean and exploring craggy mountain valleys.   Climbing Mallorca: Deep Water Soloing In the…

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Four active adventures in Thailand

Thailand’s island paradises are heaven for lovers of lazy getaways, but there is a world of adventure awaiting you beyond the beaches, bars, and tourist hotspots. Seek out some adrenaline on your your Thai trip by kayaking through crystal clear…

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My pick of the best British climbing walls for Red Bull

If you’re dreaming of a summer spent getting to grips with granite or just fancy giving climbing a try, now’s the time to get training at Britain’s best indoor walls and bouldering centres. From rad bouldering warehouses to UV climbing…

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Adrenaline in the air

If your weekly 10k around the park is starting to feel a little repetitive try an adrenaline-fuelled airborne adventure. Air Charter Service recently put together an Air Adrenaline Guide which is guaranteed to have you itching to soar through the…

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Sport climbing at Dancing Ledge, Dorset

Another summer, another awesome climbing weekend on the stunning Dorset coast. Gavin, Beren, Pete and I headed to the Isle of Purbeck to conquer some rock, indulge in some salty sea swims and try some mental local cider.

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Wild Britain adventures for The Independent

Wild open spaces and adventures off the beaten track are closer than you think – get inspired to go exploring in Britain this winter with my ideas for cold weather fun over at The Independent‘s travel section, from ice climbing…

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Climbing at The Castle, Stoke Newington

An huge, eco-friendly climbing CASTLE in London, complete with coffee, community garden and dogs. Yes please.

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