Dave MacLeod Ice Climbing Masterclass Competition Press Release

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Dave MacLeod, Transition V1.7, Ben Udlaidh, Glen Orchy photo: Chris Prescott

To coincide with 'What Are You Afraid Of?' talks with Dave MacLeod this February Ellis Brigham, Mountain Equipment and GORE-TEX have teamed up to offer you the opportunity to win one of 11 ice climbing sessions at the Vertical Chill Ice Climbing Walls in London and Manchester.     

In addition to a free 45 minute ice climbing session you will also be coached by prolific climber Dave MacLeod. So if you’re looking to fine tune your Ice Climbing technique and progress from easy gullys to vertical ice then these sessions are for you. Dave has a wealth of climbing experience and is keen to share it! 

Basic Ice Climbing Technique from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, simply fill out your details HERE.

What Are You Afraid OF? talks with Dave MacLeod

Dave MacLeod was a shy and fearful kid who hated sport, yet he went on to become one of the UK's most recognised professional rock climbers. In this talk, Dave will explore the ideas that defined his progress to making first ascents of some of the world’s hardest climbs, and reflect on the ideas from outside sport he's used to improve his own performance. Through his climbs on the Eiger North Face, Arctic Norway and of course Scotland, Dave explains conventional ideas from sports science he rejected as unimportant and arrives at his most important ingredients for completing hard projects in climbing.

Ellis Brigham Store, Covent Garden, London Wednesday 3rd February 
8pm - 9:30pm   

Ellis Brigham Store, Castlefield, Manchester Wednesday 10th February 7pm - 8.30pm

Tickets are £8 with all proceeds going to Climbers Against Cancer available here

Dave's Scottish Winter Kit List

Dave talks us through what to take in your pack for a day winter climbing in Scotland.

Scottish Winter Kit list from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.

Tupilak Jacket

'Best in Test' - Winter Hard Shells 

A technical shell jacket ideally suited to alpine and expedition climbing on the steepest lines and biggest faces.

A serious, stripped back shell that shines on the most difficult modern lines. The combination of GORE-TEX® Pro 80D fabric, Alpine fit and our proven Super Alpine Hood make this one of the finest and most robust climbing jackets available. 

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Tupilak Pant

Holding nothing back except the elements, the perfect mountain pant for hard routes and gruelling conditions.

These full spec mountaineering pants give total protection and mobility in the worst conditions imaginable. Using GORE-TEX® Pro 80D fabric throughout they easily resist abrasion in ice choked chimneys and further reinforcement protects against cuts from racked screws.

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For more information visit Mountain Equipment

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