Posts about Climbing

Women’s Trad Festival 2017

Inspired by the Women’s International Climbing Meet in Llanberis a few years ago, Charlie Low and Ellie Fuller set up the Women’s Trad Festival to encourage people to take the next step in their climbing. Whether you’re looking to attempt your first lead, push your grades or even climb outside for the first time – […]
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Baby steps up big things.

Location location On booking this holiday, the plan had been to head over to Saas Fee as it has a number of achievable 4000m peaks we could ‘try and tick off’ (Tom’s words not mine!). However, in the weeks approaching our trip, it was apparent the weather gods were not looking kindly on the Swiss […]
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Slightly damp ‘adventure-trad’ at Baggy Point!

I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about climbing sea cliffs that fascinates me. I’m not sure if it’s situation you’re in with the smell of the sea and the crashing waves below or the extra dollop of ‘adventure’ you encounter, relatively uncertain of your route choice and where to abseil down! […]
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A Dream of White Horses

When people ask me what my favourite sport is, I find it impossible to answer – I’m a jack of all trades and master of none. Amongst climbing, mountain biking, and fell running I love anything that involves being outside, especially if it’s in the mountains. Although I wouldn’t change this for the world, spreading […]
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Bouldering at Curbar – Returning to rock!

As I am sure you have noticed – I’ve been doing a lot of running lately…! This has been great, and while I have enjoyed it, it has taken a bit of a toll on the climbing – lack of practice and weaker upper body strength, unfortunately, do not make for a good combination getting […]
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Bank Holiday Adventures Part 1: Wales

As per normal, I was running late – Friday seemed to have flown by and before I knew it, it was 6 o’clock and not only had I not set off for Wales I hadn’t packed! At this stage the plan was simple – don’t worry about packing light, just get everything in the car. […]
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Climbing at Stanage in the Peak District | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

What’s in your rucksack?

I am sure many of you will have come across a great deal of “What’s in your bag” posts online. These are often about beautiful handbags filled with luxury cosmetics, lotions and potions in mini form, and a few handy gadgets. A little while ago Mountain Warehouse posed a question to me “What’s in your rucksack?” […]
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Sunset from Stanage, Peak District | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

April Showers & Spring Chickening!

What good weather! It makes me so happy that it is now consistently light in the evenings, this week has felt like spring. Tuesday night I headed out with Front Runnerr for a 10km run around Hathersage. I have meant to join more of their runs as they are such a friendly group – very […]
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