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A Climbing Mind: Breathing Power
Breathing and particular types of breathing can help you manage your fears …
The Road to ClimbMuz
ClimbMuz is an initiative to get more Muslim women into climbing. Organised …
Zoes goes carlife: five months in…
FIVE MONTHS. I have lived in my car for… (nearly) Five. Months. …
Five easy changes you can make to make a small difference.
We are in a climate crisis. There is no doubt that major …
Zoe Goes Carlife: the dirtbag of Dirtbags
Zoe Allin discovers the joy of living on the road in the …
Not feeling blue: repurposed sleeping mats.
Nothing goes to waste here in our Dirtbag workshop. Alpkit sent us …
They’re here: unique boulder pads made in Cumbria.
Our first run of hand made bouldering pads are here and ready. …
WFHumans
Unnatural habitats: the working from home life for the outdoor community. Individuals …
DIY: Home Climbing Board
Jake Jackson builds a shed…then a wall in the shed. He gives …
How to thread a sewing machine.
Everything you need to know when setting up and threading your sewing …
Zoe Goes Places: North-East England
Zoe Allin, rediscovers that….actually…UK bouldering doesn't suck that much. Even if not …
Zoe goes places: Thakhek, Laos
Pad Thai and Climbing High. a boulderer goes sport climbing. This time, …
Frame bag review: The Great Australian Triathlon
The world's first human powered vertical crossing of Australia gets custom made …
Make a wooden climbing hold: expert level
James shows you how to make your own two finger pocket climbing …
Zoe goes…nowhere
Zoe is stuck in Thailand, worried about family, friends and an uncertain …
How to make your own climbing holds
A simple picture guide showing you how to make climbing holds at …
Shoestring guide to Albarracín bouldering
Five things you need to know before going to Albarracin, winter bouldering. …
Nuts and bolts for the future
James looks at the history of RP brass nuts, and how we …
Zoe Goes Places: Bouldering in Hampi
Zoe is off again – this time to India, bouldering at Hampi …
Zoe goes places: Nepal
Zoe Allin spends the festive period on the Annapurna circuit, freezing her …

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  • A Climbing Mind: Breathing Power
    Breathing and particular types of breathing can help you manage your fears and anxieties – pre and during climbing. Allan Evans explores breathing control during climbing and what exactly it does to your body.
  • The Road to ClimbMuz
    ClimbMuz is an initiative to get more Muslim women into climbing. Organised meets create an inclusive space for women to try out indoor climbing and meet like minded friends. We learn about how this group began.
  • Zoes goes carlife: five months in…
    FIVE MONTHS. I have lived in my car for… (nearly) Five. Months. Three pot noodles, two dodgy encounters and one parking ticket later, I’ve watched the world go by out the boot of my Astra Estate. And now, I’m going to tell you about some of it.
  • Five easy changes you can make to make a small difference.
    We are in a climate crisis. There is no doubt that major businesses need to step up their game. A recent study by Surfers Against Sewage found Coca Cola to be worst polluter washed up on the UK coastline. They seem pretty quiet on the matter. It is worrying, and it is difficult. But what can we, as individuals, do? A bigger impact can be made by a large number doing things imperfectly than a small number (1% aside), perfectly.
  • Zoe Goes Carlife: the dirtbag of Dirtbags
    Zoe Allin discovers the joy of living on the road in the North East. Living and working from the Astra Estate, the simple life of a Dirtbag.
  • Not feeling blue: repurposed sleeping mats.
    Nothing goes to waste here in our Dirtbag workshop. Alpkit sent us some beyond repair camping mats and look what we made.
  • They’re here: unique boulder pads made in Cumbria.
    Our first run of hand made bouldering pads are here and ready. Made in the UK using a mixture of new and repurposed materials.
  • WFHumans
    Unnatural habitats: the working from home life for the outdoor community. Individuals share what their life looks like WFH and how much it has changed in the last year.
  • DIY: Home Climbing Board
    Jake Jackson builds a shed…then a wall in the shed. He gives us the run down on how he built his own training board at home.
  • How to thread a sewing machine.
    Everything you need to know when setting up and threading your sewing machine. Need size, thread thickness, and trouble shooting tensions. You’re welcome.
  • Zoe Goes Places: North-East England
    Zoe Allin, rediscovers that….actually…UK bouldering doesn’t suck that much. Even if not a lot of climbing gets done. And all the snacks get eaten in the car.
  • Zoe goes places: Thakhek, Laos
    Pad Thai and Climbing High. a boulderer goes sport climbing. This time, Zoe Allin went to Laos.
  • Frame bag review: The Great Australian Triathlon
    The world’s first human powered vertical crossing of Australia gets custom made frame bags from Dirtbags to help carry all their stuff.
  • Make a wooden climbing hold: expert level
    James shows you how to make your own two finger pocket climbing hold using bits of salvaged wood.
  • Zoe goes…nowhere
    Zoe is stuck in Thailand, worried about family, friends and an uncertain near future, she tries to get home amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • How to make your own climbing holds
    A simple picture guide showing you how to make climbing holds at home using salvaged wood.
  • Shoestring guide to Albarracín bouldering
    Five things you need to know before going to Albarracin, winter bouldering. One of them being…pack gloves.
  • Nuts and bolts for the future
    James looks at the history of RP brass nuts, and how we can take inspiration from a small business making a difference in the climbing and outdoor industry.
  • Zoe Goes Places: Bouldering in Hampi
    Zoe is off again – this time to India, bouldering at Hampi Climbing Festival, Golden Boulders.

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