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 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 Leeds as an exchange...

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 Ondra...

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 summer, where they established a handful of new routes and repeated some long existing lines during their 40 day trip. Jacob sent us...

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

26 year-old Jacob Cook and 22 year-old Canadian Bronwyn Hodgins climbed The Nose of El Capitan in May 2014 - as their...

Video Big-Walling on Moonlight Buttress

Fri Night Vid Triple Bill, From Boulders to the Alps

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Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.

Rab's New Vapour-Rise Range

Combining a weather-resisting outer with a wicking/insulating lining, for many years Rab's Vapour-Rise system has been one of the most effective and versatile softshell options available. Dan Bailey checks out the three new jackets in the fully revamped 2020 VR...

Rab Torque Pant

"I've long been a fan of Torque Pants (trousers)" says Dan Bailey. "The current version has remained unchanged for several years, and in a market that seems to make tweaks every season for the sake of novelty it's nice to see that sort of continuity. It's hard to imagine how...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners

Rab's Skyline range, aimed primarily at mountain runners, covers a full selection of lightweight clothing from shorts and...

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic...

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah...

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Rab & Lowe Alpine Release Their 2021 Sustainability Report

The brands' strategic CSR pillars Product – Planet – Partner – People, pave the way to effect real change

Rab launches Down Collect and Recycle Scheme

British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The scheme is part of Equip's long-term sustainability strategy, with Equip being certified as climate...

New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us...

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new...

Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to achieve Net Zero by 2030

As a first step, project developer and climate solutions provider South...

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

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