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Win two tickets to the 2018 Women's Climbing Symposium

This year's Women's Climbing Symposium takes place on Saturday 6th October at HarroWall and as part of the event we want to celebrate your climbing journey.

Climbing is a sport that grabs people. It gets under your skin. It opens up new worlds and realms of possibility. Climbing is many things to many people and we have each carved our own unique journey through this diverse, wonderful sport. You many have only been climbing for six months and only ever bouldered inside or maybe you've been climbing for decades and climbed your way across the globe and explored all of the different disciplines. We each have a climbing journey and we love it for our own reasons. This year at the Women's Climbing Symposium we are celebrating our climbing journeys.

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We want to know how long you have been climbing. How you started, where it's taken you, where you want to go, the dreams it's given you, the places you have seen and the places you can't wait to see. Are you just discovering the sport or has climbing shaped your life?

For a chance to win 2 free tickets to WCS18 for you or a female friend, share a photo on our Facebook page, and tell us your story.

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Winners will be drawn from the entries on 1 September.



Forums 22 comments

The BMC will look to support any worthy climbing or hillwalking events, however, given its small size, it inevitably needs to rely on volunteers to do most of the work. There are already several volunteer led weekend...
In general I think we need to be careful about gender specific events in creating barriers.  They can risk doing exactly the opposite to what they intend.  However, I see climbing as already being very open - there...
I find it interesting that some men can often be excluding of their girlfriends/wives to the point of seemingly resenting their presence when around their male friends, but when the opposite happens and women want to...
Thank you for your feedback. It’s certainly not about building barriers, it’s about positively connecting, developing and inspiring women.  Some of our attendees love the safety and freedom of expression that...
Fine, actually, if there was demand for it.  Speaking as an angry feminist -- there are absolutely specific issues where male-only groups can be valuable and important to people. For example, eating disorders in men...
As a practical point, though, there are a finite number of people who can attend (and  the WCS is generally sold out and packed to the gills). So if you (or any other man) attends, that's one woman who *can't*. If...

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