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The 2015 Outdoor Show: SuperBloc, DMM/AMI Workshops, Rockfax Guidebook Sale and much more...

© The Outdoor Show

The Outdoor Show

The Telegraph Outdoor Show will be taking place later this week. As well as the SuperBloc (reported here on UKClimbing) there will be a number of other attractions to lure you along to this year's event, including a range of free Masterclasses from DMM, some bargains from Rockfax and a selection of high profile speakers on the Climb and Adventure Stage.

DMM Masterclasses

DMM have teamed up with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) to bring you free workshops at The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show designed to sharpen your outdoor skills and help you make the most of your next climbing trip. All workshops will be run by fully qualified Mountain Instructors and members of the AMI, the representative body for all professionally qualified Mountain Instructors in the UK and Ireland.

Trust Your Anchor – Gear Placement & Rope Work

1 hour & 6 places per session (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Place the perfect nut or select the best cam. Learn the dark art of traditional climbing protection and how best to use it.
Who is it for? Novice climbers wishing to place nuts and cams with confidence and arrange a safe belay. The workshop will be ground based and practical. All gear supplied.

Now Get Out of That! – Escaping the System

1 hour & 6 places per session (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Lock off your belay plate, escape the system etc. with lots of top tips and handy hints from the experts. If you have ever got to a stance and said “I hope that will work” then this is for you. Ground based advice about slick rope work and tangle free climbing and what do to if things don’t go according to plan.
Who is it for? Intermediate climbers who have climbed outside before. All gear supplied.

Perfect Pick Placement

1 hour & 4 places per session (Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun).
Modern winter climbing has evolved from a niche activity into a fast-moving popular sport. This workshop looks at the latest techniques on mixed and ice in a controlled setting using the latest tools. The workshop will be under the expert guidance of a Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC) holder i.e. someone who is qualified to climb ice for a living! All gear supplied.
Who is it for? Climbers with some previous experience of ice axes who would like to learn some of the insider knowledge to make snow and ice climbing slicker and safer.

To book a last minute space CLICK HERE.


Rockfax Guidebook Sale - Up To 50% off!

For a chance to get your hands on a few bargains pop by the Rockfax stand. Choose from one of the combinations below or mix and match your own books to get around 50% off normal retail price when you buy more than one book. Great discounts on single books as well.

  • The French Collection - 4 books
  • North Wales Pub and Crag Combo - North Wales Climbs and FREE North Wales Classics
  • Sun Rock Spanish Special - 3 books
  • Sea Cliff Splashdown - 4 books
  • The Best English Sport Climbing - 3 books
  • Great Gritstone Guidebooks - 3 books
  • Add a 'plus' to Your Climbing - 3 books

Alan James from Rockfax will be there and you can have a sneak peak at the Rockfax App due out later this year.


Climb and Adventure Stage

Thursday

13:15 – 14:00 The Brit Rock Film Tour
14:00 – 15:00 Richard Parks – Beyond the Horizon
15:00 – 16:00 The Wide Boyz – Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker – Stories from the Wide Side
16:00 – 17:00 Mark Wood – Facing Your Fears
17:00 – 18:00 Phoebe Smith – Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain’s Rugged Corners
18:00 – 19:00 Adrian Hayes – To the ends of the Earth
19:00 – 20:00 Tobias Mews – A Passion for Endurance Sports

Friday

11:00 – 12:00 Sam Branson, Karl Lokko and Noah Devereux – From London to the Matterhorn: The STRIVE Challenge – In association with Big Change
12:00 – 13:00 Kenton Cool – Everest Triple Crown
13:00 – 14:00 Doug Scott – Everest South West Face – In association with Community Action Nepal
14:00 – 15:00 Richard Parks – It’s in the detail
15:00 – 16:00 Andy Torbet – Operation Iceberg: An Arctic Adventure
16:00 – 17:00 Hazel Findlay, Emma Twyford, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Libby Peter – Ladies Climbing Forum

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00 James Mchaffie – World Rock Climbing – In association with DMM
11:00 – 12:00 Hazel Findlay – Dare to Fail
12:00 – 13:00 Doug Scott – A Crawl Down the Ogre – In association with Community Action Nepal
13:00 – 14:00 Kenton Cool – Everest Triple Crown
14:00 – 15:00 Richard Parks – Beyond the Horizon
15:00 – 16:00 Ash Dykes – Walking Across Mongolia
16:00 – 17:00 Hugo Turner – Turner Twins: Adventure Guinea Pigs – In association with 360 Expeditions
17:00 – 18:00 Stand Up On Everest – Stand Up On Everest

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 Ed Farrelly – Solo High Altitude Mountaineering
11:00 – 12:00 Ash Dykes – Walking Across Mongolia
12:00 – 13:00 James Ketchell – Life & Times of a Global Adventurer!
13:00 – 14:00 Richard Parks – It’s in the detail
14:00 – 15:00 Steve Backshall – Bugs, sweat and tears
15:00 – 16:00 Marco Barcella – A tantalising and inspiring peek into the most celebrated destinations - In association with 360 Expeditions
16:00 – 17:00 Ian Burton – No Second Chances

To book tickets for the show CLICK HERE.

 

is sponsored by: BMC, DMM, Moboco and Rab


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13 Feb, 2015
Is the superbloc being streamed?
14 Feb, 2015
I overheard this being discussed at the show earlier today and the answer then was that there would not be any live streaming but there might well be some videos posted afterwards. If plans have changed or I heard things wrong, I'm sure someone will be along the correct me.
14 Feb, 2015
-) DMM have some stunning offers (e.g. 3 Dragon cams for £100) and their stand was doing a roaring trade today. Jottnar are also there and have some good prices on their kit.
14 Feb, 2015
That's a shame, but thanks for the answer mark. Hopefully there will be unedited footage rather than the usual highlights reel.
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