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I hope you enjoy these articles.  Some are about my climbing or mountain experiences, others about training.  I hope to keep it varied and interesting...

Becoming a Mountain Leader

Passing your ‘ML’ allows you to trek round the British Isles with anyone who wants to experience our wondrous mountains.

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Ben Davison interview

Here's a great interview with Ben Davison who came on Rock Action in 2010 and 2011.

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Buster Martin interview

Buster came on Rock Action in 2009 and 2010.

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Steve McClure Interview

Steve McClure will be coaching out with me in Turkey later this year on our coaching holiday>>.

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Talking heads: getting your head in gear for trad climbing

Climbing on traditional gear is the mainstay of British climbing.

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The MIA Experience

Nowadays whenever I go to Plas y Brenin I always have the same breakfast: 2 hash browns, a tomato, a poached egg and two bacon.

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Training: Endurance

If you have climbing endurance you will Have a good aerobic capacity  Be able to climb for a long time – particularly useful on long pitches that may take half an hour or more Recover from a pump.

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Training: Energy systems

In order to do any exercise we need to create energy for the muscles to work.

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Training: Power endurance

If you have power endurance you will Be able to complete long boulder problems or medium/longer routes, which are all out and at your max Continue to climb when you’re really pumped Do the crux of a route even though you are already a bit tired Improve your lactate threshold Training power endurance is not quite as straightforward as other kinds of training.

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Training: Putting it all together

Hopefully by now you are getting a picture of endurance, power endurance and strength and that it all needs to be put together SOMEHOW for YOU.

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Training: stability, core and flexibility

To begin any kind of training phase it's important to have a strong and stable body.

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Training: Strength

The bottom line for all climbing is a basic level of strength.

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Training: What is it?

Training is an all encompassing word.

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Turkey 08: a personal perspective by Caroline Goldsworthy

Lose the Fear, Love to Climb Caroline Goldsworthy “If you can’t’ do the move, Caroline, then just down-climb: down-climb to a rest or to the bottom if you need to.

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