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Wed 31/10/2018 at 9:32 by Amy Yates
We've all been there, comparing self worth or ability against a climbing grade. Anoushé Husain explores these thoughts and motivations in her latest article.
What do you feel when you look at the grade of a wall? How much do you assess yourself against that number?
Sat 1/9/2018 at 10:11 by Amy Yates
Curious about the new Wild Country Revo belay device? Staff Member and coach, Jock on a Rope shares his thoughts...
I am what you would call a dyed in the wool Gri-Gri lover/abuser and I don’t mean the sad impersonators of late, no I am referring to the original and best. So you can imagine when I was offered up the use of the new spangly kid on the block (we have seen this before) REVO from Wild Country, I wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to have a go.
Tue 21/8/2018 at 9:27 by Amy Yates
When you start a new sport and have an endless stream of motivation, it’s hard to imagine the psyche will ever run out. Down the line, most climbers will recognise it’s common to have the odd motivational slump. Fear not, in this instalment, Anoushé provides us with her top tips to tackle the times when motivation runs low.
Photo: Ben Grubb
Tue 7/8/2018 at 12:09 by Amy Yates
Red is a Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy'. He's recently been sharing his exploits with us through a series of blog posts. You can find the past three here, here and here.
In this installment Red revists his Extreme Blind Triathlon - Am Buachaille.
Tue 22/5/2018 at 8:32 by Amy Yates
Following our sponsorship announcement last week, this is the first installment in a series of blogs written by Anoushé Husain. Each blog has been thoughtfully written to inspire you - in this first blog Anoushé tackles body confidence and perceived barriers to entering sport.
Thu 10/5/2018 at 15:55 by Amy Yates
Photo: Dan Clemson
Another cracking blog post from Red Szell on his latest ambitions for Masua Bay - including a glowing report of Dan one of our long standing members of staff.
Red is a Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy'. He's recently been sharing his exploits with us through a series of blog posts. You can find the past two here and here.
Fri 9/3/2018 at 15:41 by Amy Yates
Photo: Darren Lennard
Part 2 of Red Szell's blog feature's Am Buachaille, a 10 mile tandem bike ride and 30m swim, followed by the prospect of getting stranded on top of this iconic sea stack.
Following from my last blog, I can now reveal the second project that Matthew and I hope to tackle this year.
Fri 9/2/2018 at 13:07 by Amy Yates
Photo: Ed Wong
Want to start projecting*? Check out GB team member and Castle crusher Jo's tips for finding the perfect project!
*For those of you starting out, projecting is the process of finding a climb at or near your limit and slowly chipping away at it... Until you successfully complete the climb. Go crush.
Wed 31/1/2018 at 9:50 by Amy Yates
This season we are looking for two volunteer trainees for our garden!
Herb trainee (Mondays)
Kitchen garden trainee (Thursdays)
Work with the Castle garden team, learn to manage a productive and fun food growing project and grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for a commercial kitchen and café.
Mon 29/1/2018 at 16:36 by Amy Yates
Photo: Dan Clemson
Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy', Red Szell has many stories to tell. Four years after his ascent of this iconic stack Red hasn't lost his Blind Ambition.
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Nevertheless each year, the first week of January is the time to put my money where my mouth is, as far as climbing is concerned.