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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