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It had seemed like a good idea Every year the Arcteryx Alpine Academy rolls into Chamonix bringing with it masterclasses taught by athletes and guides. From high altitude mountaineering to rock ...
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Fancy a beer? A text message that is seldom ignored. Matt pops over for a catch up and while we chat, remembers something. Across the table slides a jumble of anodised green steel. I look up, an...
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At first, I hated the Quantum VCS. The fit was simply wrong, it was too wide at the front; I felt like I haul at the straps to make them fit snugly.They felt clumpy and over built. They just werent...
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I was recentlyasked by EpicTV if I could review a pair of climbing shoes. Late one night, I met with EpicTV presenter, Matt, on a dark street corner and the exchange was made. In the half light, I ...
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Im Lisa Alhadeff. 26 Years old, 170cm, ape neutral and 62 kilograms of highly motivated, highly strung, enthusiastic, silly, practically-minded, sieve-brained, attention-seeking individual. I lo...
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La Sportiva describes the Maverink as a customizable No-Edge Technology slipper designed to deliver technical performance for younger climbers while reducing constricting forces on the foot. Whilst...
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Ive made it to the final week before our trip to Font. Its been a long January, and after writing a paper over Christmas its feeling like a long time since the last holiday. Climbing has been somet...
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Im getting used to the diary writing now, and I hope that its provided some entertainment. Its easy to look around me at the other people training at the wall, who all seem very together, andfeel q...
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Hello Again Here is the second week of my diary, another week in the life of me, Lisa Alhadeff. It was with some trepidation that I sent the first week off to EpicTV as I had some concerns about...
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Climbing is a challenging sport that makes you push the boundaries of physical and mental limits, not only this, it encourages and drives you to become stronger and more creative as the grades are ...
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With the IFSC paraclimbing cup final round in Briançon over and the British nationals around the corner, there isnt a whole lot of time to settle in and get to work training, especially if you are...
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Great for sport climbing, bouldering, and – as I happily found out – multi-pitch climbing. Here are my thoughts after four months of testing Five Ten’s “all-around performance shoe that is relaxed enough for all day climbing, yet aggressive enough to tackle steep, overhanging routes”.
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What is a LifeStraw, and what are its benefits over other water-purifying methods? In this article, we discuss how a LifeStraw works and tell you who this compact, easy-to-use solution will work best for. 
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