FRI NIGHT VID: Why We Climb - Women's Trad Festival 2018

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to a very sunny Peak District, where the Women's Trad Festival 2018 took place this summer. UKClimbing and Rab teamed up to create a film that captured the heart and soul of the Festival.

Irrespective of age, gender or experience, the reasons why we climb are much the same: for the friends, for the movement, for the people, for the places, and perhaps most of all - because it's fun.

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12 Oct, 2018

Awesome little video. I agree with all the reasons in the video, and your reasons. Most people probably look at cliffs and mountains and think "beautiful" (maybe scary too). We also see that, but also look for great lines that we would love to do.  The friends, situations and camaraderie are a massive part of it too. As an elderly retired climber i have amazing memories, memories that come flooding back when i come here or watch climbing videos.  

Despite having watched this 101 times the opening sequence still brings a smile to my face. Really happy to have played a small part in putting it together, but ultimate thanks must go to both the organisers - and the attendees - of the Women's Trad Festival for making it such a great weekend.

14 Oct, 2018

Can't seem to watch this video. Even when I 'accept' the marketing cookies to watch the video it won't let me. Hey ho!

14 Oct, 2018


such a good vibe, what climbing is all about 

14 Oct, 2018

You could try watching it on YouTube directly:

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