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Choosing the Right Climbing Helmet
Choosing the Right Climbing Helmet
The important considerations when choosing a climbing helmet and how visiting a store, trying some out and getting proper advice is always the best way to buy a helmet....
Climbing Strength Training & Conditioning
Climbing Strength Training & Conditioning
How you need to improve your strength and endurance through proper training in order to prepare yourself for a climb. How you should tailor a program to suit your own…...
Dangers of Hypothermia & Hypoxia When Climbing
Dangers of Hypothermia & Hypoxia When Climbing
The dangers of hypothermia and hypoxia when out rock climbing or mountaineering. The signs and symptoms to look out for when climbing and appropriate treatment and…...
Different Climbing Rope Knots
Different Climbing Rope Knots
A description of some of the most commonly used knots in rock climbing and mountaineering and how they’re each designed to achieve some kind of specific purpose. How…...
Effective Communication
Effective Communication
How solid teambuilding exercises and adapting and implementing effective communication strategies should assist in ensuring a successful, enjoyable and, most…...
Fitness and Nutrition
Fitness and Nutrition
How training regimes might be different but how an understanding of the basic principles of fitness and nutrition and putting them into practice and adopting healthy…...
Harness Considerations
Harness Considerations
how a climbing harness is going to be one of the most vital pieces of equipment you’ll need for your safety whilst climbing and how comfort and fit will be the main…...
Hazards of Rock Slides and How to Deal With Them
Hazards of Rock Slides and How to Deal With Them
What causes a rock slide and learning how best to avoid the areas and situations that might cause one. Emergency procedures to follow if caught up in one...
Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
How typical climbing injuries can be prevented by following a few simple steps. How to treat a muscular strain and how it’s important not to rush back after injury....
Know Your Limits
Know Your Limits
Courage is no substitute for commonsense...
Leading a Group
Leading a Group
The skills and personal qualities that are required to become a successful group leader in an outdoor sporting activity. What is expected and how a proficient group…...
Outdoor Survival
Outdoor Survival
How understanding the priorities of outdoor survival along with an ability to remain calm can help you overcome difficult wilderness survival situations....
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