The Big Bang: An Interview with Emma Twyford

climbing interview Oct 03, 2019

Emma Twyford photographed on The Big Bang by John Bunney. 

 

After redpointing The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn (North Wales), Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a. Known as Wales’ hardest sport climb, Emma’s ascent is only the third of this route. We sent Faye Latham, a member of our blog team, to talk to Emma about her success and any advice she might have for female climbers.

 

Q: What attracted you to the climb, ‘The Big...

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Conflict in the Mountains of Georgia

climbing conflict georgia Aug 03, 2019

My climbing expedition started at the Tbilisi Airport in the Republic of Georgia—coming down the stairs from passport control, I met my climbing partner from Turkey for the first time in person. Prior to meeting each other, we had spent months online getting to know each other, our skill levels, and planning the logistics of tackling two mountaineering objectives: Mt. Kazbek (16,512 ft) and Tetnuldi (15,938 ft). The thought of travelling to an overlooked country to climb two beautiful...

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Eve Jones: Five climbing films you NEED to watch

climbing film review Mar 26, 2019

Outdoor climbing and mountainous adventures lend themselves to the film form due to both their naturally stunning scenery and the intensely personal nature of long-term climbing projects. More than this, these films form an exciting part of climbing culture. In a tight, uncompetitive community, watching the big names of climbing take on cutting edge ascents has a unifying effect; we all know some of the internal conflicts they’re experiencing, we all appreciate the incredible...

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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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