Bronwyn Hodgins


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Squamish, Canada
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Bronwyn is a professional rock climber and guide, based in Squamish, Canada. Originally from rural Ontario, Bronwyn grew up canoeing, hiking and skiing with her family. In just eight years, she has climbed 8a+ sport and E7 trad, as well as many adventurous multipitch and Big Wall routes in Europe, Africa and North America. In November 2018 she became the first Canadian female to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite, CA, with her ascent of ‘Freerider' over five days. In 2021 she became the third woman to free Golden Gate 5.13a on El Capitan.

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Interview Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins on their Greenland expedition

Earlier this year, a team of six kayaked ~450km along the west coast of Greenland, scoping out and establishing new routes on the vast granite cliffs of the Arctic Ocean. Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins told us more about the expedit...

Fri Night Vid Ocean to Asgard - Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook

This week's Friday Night Video follows Bronwyn Hodgins, Jacob Cook, Thor Stewart and Zack Goldberg-Poch on an expedition to Baffin Island. The team's aim was to put up first ascents on the big walls of the Norse: Asgard and Thor.

Interview Q&A with Bronwyn Hodgins on her Free Ascent of Golden Gate

Canadian Bronwyn Hodgins (27) recently became only the third woman to free Golden Gate 5.13a on El Capitan, climbing the 34 pitch route over eight days. Having only started climbing eight years ago while studying in...

The Ticklist #29 Female Free Ascents on El Cap, Alaska First Ascent and Hard Blocs

Some big sends in Yosemite, a new 8B by Dave MacLeod and action from...

News Jacob Cook and Team add First Ascents on Baffin Island

Jacob Cook, Bronwyn Hodgins, Thor Stewart and Zack Goldberg-Poch travelled to Baffin Island, Canada this...

Interview Perfect Partners #12: Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins

In this series of articles, Tom Ripley interviews some well-known - and lesser known - climbing...

Article Canoeing and Climbing in the Cirque of the Unclimbables

Our plan was to canoe the Little Nahanni and Nahanni rivers, a twenty-day white-water trip that would...

Interview Jacob Cook on Big Walls and Bivouacs

Video Big-Walling on Moonlight Buttress

Fri Night Vid Triple Bill, From Boulders to the Alps

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Rab Latok Paclite Plus - Best Sub-300g Shell for Mountaineering?

An exceptionally light mountain shell, with a great active cut and a surprisingly affordable price tag, the Latok Paclite Plus is hard to fault as a minimal climbing jacket, finds Toby Archer.

Rab's Updated Xenair Alpine Jacket

Comfy on the move yet warm when you're stationary, the new version of this synthetic insulated jacket is significantly thicker than the original, making it potentially a better bet in winter. But has it improved in other respects? Dan Bailey finds out.

Rab Mythic G Jacket

If you're looking for the best warmth available at a minimalist weight, then this top-of-the-market down jacket must be pretty much the state of the art, reckons Dan Bailey.

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands...

Wild Country Flow Clothing Collection

Rob Greenwood and Emma Hill look at a range of casual cotton climbing clothing ideal for the wall and the crag...

Rab Aeon Ultra 28 pack

With a close, well-vented fit and handy on-the-go pockets inspired by running vest design, the Aeon Ultra is a superb summer hill pack...

New Camping Gear for 2024

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool, we got a chance to check out some of the coolest new camping gear due to hit the shelves next...

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The Wild Country Flow Harness 2.0 Collection

A comfortable, all-round men's and women's harness for indoor, outdoor, sport and multi-pitch use. The Flow 2.0 harness is engineered with a clean, sleek design and comfortable padding for enhanced support and breathability.

Bronwyn Hodgins Interview - Big Walls, Women-Only Events, and Carbon Offsetting E

Bronwyn Hodgins, a professional rock climber and guide from Canada with a deep-rooted love for all facets of climbing, is the embodiment for boundless energy. Her unwavering passion has fueled her...

Wild Country Voluntary Recall
 - Superlight Rock chocks

For Wild Country, consumer satisfaction and safety are key aspects as we develop and offer new products. Our development process includes strict standards and regulations which are followed to guarantee the highest possible...

Making Friends Since 1977 – The Heritage of Wild Country

The story of Wild Country is the story of two strong-minded and visionary individuals from...

Women's Trad Festival 2022

This August saw the Women's Trad Festival return to the Peak District for a joyous and action-packed weekend of climbing....

Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab launch their second major film grant

Kendal Mountain Festival, along with partners Rab®, are launching their...

CWIF 19-20th March 2022 - Registration now open!

The famous Climbing Works International Festival bouldering competition is back!

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