Earlier this year the REI Co-op (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) commissioned a nationwide study in the US on women in the outdoors. They found that 85% of women surveyed believed the outdoors positively affects mental health and overall well-being. However, there were various obstacles in their findings; 63% of women said they could not think of an outdoor female role model and 6 in 10 women say that men’s interests in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than women’s.
This documentary challenges some of the stereotypes women experience whilst climbing and examines the reasons for conducting the study.
This week's Friday Night Video follows Irish climber David Fitzgerald on Voyager Sit Start 8B+ at Burbage North. After sending... Read more
14 year old Emily Phillips from Cardiff placed 3rd in the IFSC European Youth Cup (Bouldering) in Soure, Portugal last... Read more
Christof Rauch has made the first ascent of Carinthian Dreams, ~8C, in Kärnten, southern Austria. This was his third of the... Read more
Japanese climber Keita Kurakami repeated The Walk of Life E9 6c at Dyer's Lookout, Devon on 13th May 2017, as reported... Read more
In recent years, the BMC have organised an international climbing meet in the UK and invited guests from all over the globe... Read more
Anak Verhoeven has made very quick ascents of La reina mora and Broadway, both 8c+/9a and both at Siurana, Spain. After a, for... Read more