Trust

If we hold on so hard and only focus on the controllable, there is no space for freedom, lightness and creativity. If we cannot learn to trust and be ok with uncertainty, we’ll find it hard to let go of a certain outcome. And when things are really out of control – we have no capacity to deal with it.

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Katherine Schirrmacher
5 quick technique fixes

Overall it takes a very long time to build up good technique because of the complexities of the different techniques required for different angles, rock types and according to whether you are onsighting, redpointing or working moves at your limit on a boulder problem. However…

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Climbing kindly

Because when I step onto a climb, every decision I’ve made up to that point means there is no other place I’d rather be (even in the drizzle, on 1 star routes, but then again too in the sun high up on a wonderful mountain route in Wales with my oldest friends). (written Dec 2018)

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The trials of rushing

Rab heard the crack in my finger 4 clips below, standing on the ground.  He thought it was my nail.  I knew it was my finger joint, but I carried on, my ego not wanting to stop climbing and my sanity hoping above all that it was nothing. (written Feb 2018)

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Motherhood... year 1

I personally believe that climbing as a mum has different obstacles to being a dad. First of all the obvious: carrying a baby inside of you. I was fearful of pregnancy and pretty much terrified of birth. (written Sept 2014)

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