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Which waterproof is right for you?

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood discuss the pros and cons of different types of waterproofs. They shed some light on the fabrics and in what situation you would choose one over the other - from Goretex to Pertex, and others such as Proflex. They run through the various features of different jackets from bombproof winter shells, hillwalki...


Alpine Preparation - When To Travel and What's Open

In this video, Rebecca Coles details when best to plan your alpine trip. Seasons play a crucial part in deciding the ideal time for your objectives and it's important to think about the amount of snow, what will be open in terms of lifts, huts,...

Strength-Based Yoga and its Benefits for Climbing

Climber, yoga teacher and wellbeing coach Tiffany Soithongsuk outlines the transformational benefits of strength-based yoga movement on climbing development, with some take-away exercises...

Camping Camp Cuisine - five energy packed dinners for better-fed backpacking

Too many people who eat hills for breakfast don't pay much attention to what they eat for dinner afterwards, says food writer and hillwalker Fliss Freeborn. Using proper ingredients, with no recourse to dehydrated mush, these...

Camping Environmental Etiquette - the dos and don'ts on hills and crags

From fires and litter to traffic and transport, Carla Broom examines the ways that walkers and climbers...

How to Get Back to Grips with Climbing Post-Lockdown

As we return to outdoor and indoor climbing following a long lay-off, our physical and mental state...

Using Boards For Training Mindset & Technique

In his fourth article on board climbing, Neil Gresham looks at mindset and overcoming the difficulty of...

Using Boards For Training Using Boards for Training - Tactics and Planning

Neil Gresham looks at the tactics and nuances of training on a board and explores how to schedule and plan...

Using Boards For Training Using Boards for Training - Training Methods

Can Watching Climbing Videos Improve your Skills? What Science Suggests

The Female Climber Series The Female Climber Series Part 3 - Strength and Endurance Training in the Luteal Phase

The Female Climber Series The Female Climber Series Part 2 - Optimising Strength Training and the Menstrual Cycle

Using Boards For Training Using Boards for Training - Introduction and Warming Up

Running My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

Winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

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Rab Gear Guide

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Montane Alpine Preparation

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Using Boards For Training

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The Female Climber Series

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Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin

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Lattice Home Training


How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an exercise routine that worked for him. The instructions are clear and simple and include photos and a short video. We hope it works for...

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

Become A Better Climber Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 1

This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and wish to improve. With a specific training plan, technique tips and detailed coaching, this article series has all you need to...

Washing Ropes

Monday is washday especially after a weekends cragging. Every woman's favourite washerman Graham Gedge gives us the suds on how to wash your rope to make it clean and supple again.

100 things you learn from experience

Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

Belaying - 'Rope Loop' or 'Belay Loop'?

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering

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Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 2

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