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Gordon Robb - Fat Old ClimberFri Night Vid

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In this week's Friday Night Video, we meet Gordon Robb, AKA Fat Old Climber. Gordon's been climbing for several years now and is a huge part of the community at The Climbing Academy in Glasgow. He became well-known through his matter-of-fact Instagram, @fatoldclimber, where he shares unfiltered accounts of coming to climbing later in life and in a sport that is particularly difficult for those which a larger frame. 

Read our interview with Gordon from 2020:


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Awesome! I bet he'd smash me in a grip strength test!

12 Nov, 2022

Changed my life and the best thing ever..... well who would argue with that !

13 Nov, 2022

Nice little video.

14 Nov, 2022

Great video, I really enjoy seeing more content from people who fall outside of our pre-conceived notions of the "standard demographic" for climbers.

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