Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 10: Weighing the Earth

Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 10: Weighing the Earth

Historic and Classic Mountains walks are two a penny in the Wales, Scotland and the Lake District. On this walk I recount how the mountain was used to weigh the earth. If you’d like help to discover these remote and beautiful places then maybe we can help. Guided Mountain Walks across the UK We offer guided walks and mountain scrambles across the UK. Whether it be to climb a historically famous peak like Schehallion in…

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Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 9: Napes Needle

Round the World in 40 Climbs: Episode 9: Napes Needle

The first real rock climb in the UK. Was climbed solo by Walter Haskett-Smith in the 1890’s. The photo of him stood on the summit would be the first dramatic image of this new sport. It was to set the Lake District and other mountainous places alight. I headed up to climb the route in the same style as the first ascentionist, and on a overcast and lonely day I made my ascent. Following in…

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How To Climb Harder: Climbing Fundamentals #4: Drill Board for Technique

How To Climb Harder: Climbing Fundamentals #4: Drill Board for Technique

In this the fourth video in the climbing fundamentals section, we explore the use of drill board for honing technique. They are great when someone is learn these new techniques, but also work really well for more experienced climbers as part of a warm up. We also explore how they can be used to teach some more advanced techniques like using the bodies momentum to reach holds.

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