SCARPA athlete and well known climber Robbie Phillips has written this very insightful guide on the next generation of Scarpa climbing shoes. Having tested and worn them himself, he goes in to detail about their new features, what they do and what type of climbing they are perfect for. This guide goes into depth about the Booster and Veloce.
In the third and final series of his article, SCARPA athlete Dan Varian goes in to detail about his Favourite SCARPA shoes and the day he finally mastered the boulder ‘Christianbury’ a project that consumed his mind since 2005.
Earlier this year SCARPA athlete Jacob Cook, along with his wife and two friends, travelled to Baffin Island, Canada. It was a 40 day expedition which involved lots of climbing, setting up a new route on Mount Asgard and climbing with the local kids.
We caught up with Jacob after his trip, read the short interview below to hear what he had to say:
Following on from part 1 of his Christianbury story, Dan Varian now tells us about a nasty wrist injury and lots of spare time to ponder local places.
SCARPA athlete and well know climber Dan Varian talks to us about his success of climbing a project that consumed his mind since 2005 – Christianbury, a crag that lies just inside the Cumbrian border.
In this three part series he talks about when he began climbing, a nasty injury, family life and the day he successfully climbed the boulder.
Read part 1 below:
In September this year, SCARPA athlete Emma Twyford made her own piece of history when she became the first British woman to climb 9a having completed her project – the Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn. Talking on the ascent Emma said ” I’ve worked hard for this, that happiness is going to take a lot to beat”. Read more below.
SCARPA athlete Eliot Stephens has recently returned from a very successful bouldering trip to Uppsala in Sweden, where he hunted down some incredible problems for himself. Below, he talks about the 5 problems in detail, accompanied with some video footage of each. A really interesting read if you are planning a trip to Sweden.
SCARPA athlete John McCune shares with us his account of his successful Summer climbing in France. He found the time in between his busy working schedule to tick off two famous hard routes. Read more below:
SCARPA athlete Tom Grant ventured to Alaska earlier this year on his first Ski trip since he tore his ACL in 2018. Tom and three of his friends set off to see what the Central Alaska Range had to offer. Read on to find out how his trip went.
Joining the SCARPA athlete team is keen boulderer and sport climber Frances Bensley. Frances has been climbing for over 20 years – find out more about her life in this introduction to Team SCARPA.