Quickfire questions with pro climber Hazel Findlay

Hazel is a professional British climber, with a huge list of acheivements including being the first British woman to climb a trad* route at E9, and free* El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done three times. She has red pointed* 8c and onsighted* many 8as. She's known for her super-steady head, and her interest in the mental challenge of climbing led her to become a Mind Coach. For anyone wanting to know more, we'd serously recommend reading her Blog - one of the best we've come across...

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10 things no-one will tell you about Winter Climbing

Jenny is currently working for the Lake District National Park as an education facilitator. She has become a fairly regular climber in the lakes throughout the last year; found out on the crags and at the wall when the weather isn't playing game. She will always have a smile on her face if being out in the fresh air is involved. She tells us about her weekend in Scotland - the first winter climbing trip of the season!

This weekend I completed my first mixed rock and ice routes in the...

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