/ New features on UKClimbing: Lisa Rands, VBouldering..
-an exclusive interview with Lisa Rands, by Heath Norton, who set up VBouldering magazine (which you can order online or buy at Rock+Run shops); plus a PDF of the interview from the mag, which looks much better than HTML ever could; see it at http://www.ukclimbing.com/caff/features/vbould-rands.html
-Mick introducing the mag and explaining what it's about at
-Jo's review of the first issue which is titled "Hot Chicks Who Climb". Hmm, wonder what she'll make of it? Find out at http://www.ukclimbing.com/caff/features/vboulder-rev.html
This mag is hilarious - can you imagine a British mag publishing a feature called 'How to climb like a girl' or 'Hot chicks who climb'.
Interested in Jo's opinion - can you e-mail me? Cheers
Is mick american, or has he been attending a 'how to sound american' evening course at his local college?
Mag looked alright.
'Hot Bouldering Brit Chicks going down'
Dunno, could be a winner.......
Perhaps an article called "Boulderes wives"
yeah, and our review was up well over a month ago! pah, we're keepin it real man!
It was Brendon...but it's very short and doesn't tell you much. I think Jo's is a lot better.
Oh good. More about bouldering. Just what we need.
Good read, though, and our heroine seems like a sound lass. Bizarre notion of the interviewer's about US women not bouldering because it's too dangerous. Wonder how he thinks they manage to drive to the crag? Still, you can't be too careful.
Is that a trashcan or a chalkbag underneath Lisa R on Plains High Drifter? If it's the former, colour me impressed. If it's the latter, I'm also impressed, but more with the size of the chalkbags over there than with the height of the problem.
I think it's a trashcan sized chalbag John.
I am a French woman and I also find it too dangerous. And
I drive veeeery slowly.
Short and doesn't tell you much? A little like the mag then Mick?
Have you suddnely come over all Ali G - or been reading Jimbo Kimber's article on Portland bouldering 'ma brutha'.
What are you on about ya pimpin' beeatch?
Oooh, get her!!! I was only joking, and anyway, length isn't everything Mick, as you were saying yourself only the other day...
The same approach could be applied to other climbing mags: feature real people as well as stars, find an 80 year old climbing, etc...
Scary, possibly - subjective thing. But dangerous? Get real. Check out the statistics for bouldering fatalities last year and compare them to those for mountaineering.
Jo: nice review, btw! :o)
John Cox who should have made th effort to track down them thar cookies by now ;o): 'dangerous' doesn't
>Yes, other sports don't just focus on their elites, do they?<
They don't? When I read footie, cricket, etc. mags (also chess and bridge) I see very little about grass roots ands lots about the top performers. and frankly that's what I want, and also I think what the consumer wants. Of course climbing's a bit more of a participation sport than those.
Dangerous doesn't equal dealy, I agree. If you're frightened of twisting your ankle, bouldering is definitely way too risky.
Couple of title suggestions
'A Womans Touch'
'Lady and the Crank'
'Women Who Rock'
Hpe these help Lucy and Jo
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