First woman to climb 9a: Interview with Emma Twyford

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ADVENTURE BULLETIN

Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a. Here's our interview with her.

Helen Astle reviews 5 outdoor books: "I am always eager to prove that when fell-walkers, climbers, and orienteers aren’t out on the mountain, we consume more than just OS maps and Cicerone guides". Reviews here.

Have a read of Faye Latham's poem Quarry, inspired by the landscape of North Wales.

Ready Steady Slow is a blog about cycling slowly through Africa: https://readysteadyslow.wordpress.com

Everyday Athlete Rach has some interesting Youtube videos on outdoor swimming. Here's one on 8 Tips to Motivate you to swim outdoors.

Sophie Lawson writes about setting off to hike the Annapurna Circuit, solo and unguided. Article here.

Sarah Williams has almost finished walking the Camino de Santiago. For an overview of her journey in pictures, see her Instagram.

Nienke Oostra is one of 2 women embarking on an unsupported expedition to become the first people to cycle the Great Himalayan Trail high route. Here she writes about how the idea came to her and the countdown to the start line!

You might have also seen this article doing the rounds, about Hillary Allen returning to a race which "almost killed her".

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