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Altitude Sickness - Prevention & Treatment
Altitude Sickness - Prevention & Treatment
How to recognise the symptoms of altitude sickness and what to do if you think you might be suffering from it. How only acclimatisation and descending are the two true…...
Bouldering
Bouldering
What bouldering is, where it can be done and how it’s a safer alternative to traditional rock climbing as well as being suitable for people of all ages....
Choosing and Caring for Climbing Ropes
Choosing and Caring for Climbing Ropes
Factors you should consider when choosing ropes for climbing. How climbing styles will influence your decision and how regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure…...
Choosing the Right Footwear for Climbing
Choosing the Right Footwear for Climbing
How the nature of your climbing and your own techniques will govern the type of climbing shoes you’ll buy. How a good all-purpose shoe which is versatile will usually…...
Climbing With Kids
Climbing With Kids
How it’s important to introduce your kids to climbing sensibly and gradually and not rush them into taking on too much at too early an age. How this gradual approach…...
Common Rock Climbing Injuries
Common Rock Climbing Injuries
The more common types of injury associated with rock climbing and how to treat them. How any injury sustained when rock climbing should be assessed by a medical…...
Different Climbing Techniques
Different Climbing Techniques
The many different climbing techniques and what they entail. How some are safer than others and the skills you need to become a specialist....
How to Get Started in Climbing
How to Get Started in Climbing
How to get started in climbing. Understanding the different variations in climbing and how joining a club not only helps you learn the basic techniques in a safe…...
Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor Rock Climbing
How an indoor rock climbing facility is useful for people from many different perspectives and who have vastly different outlooks towards climbing outdoors, whilst…...
Multipitch Climbing
Multipitch Climbing
How multipitch climbing differs from top rope climbing and why it can’t be done solo. How it relies upon good teamwork, communication and leadership....
Other Equipment Needed for Rock Climbing
Other Equipment Needed for Rock Climbing
How it is crucial that you choose climbing equipment and devices that are tailored to your specific activity as they’re not multi-functional pieces of kit....
Pregnancy & Climbing
Pregnancy & Climbing
How rock climbing can still be good exercise even when you’re pregnant providing that you assess the risks and don’t take on anything too challenging....
Reducing Rock Climbing Risks
Reducing Rock Climbing Risks
How preparation is the key to minimising the risks when out rock climbing and the kinds of issues you need to take into account....
Rock Climbing Etiquette
Rock Climbing Etiquette
Rock climbing etiquette and how it pertains to safety, the environment, conservation and consideration of others....
Understanding The Grading Systems Of Climbs In The UK
Understanding The Grading Systems Of Climbs In The UK
The UK rock climbing grading system explained and why it can initially be confusing but by following it and adapting it to suit your own level of ability, it can help…...
What is Canyoning and How to Take Part
What is Canyoning and How to Take Part
Canyoning – what it is and where you can do it. The skills you need and the type of clothing and equipment you need to wear. How it can be an activity that is…...
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