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.
SCARPA athlete and popular Scottish mountaineer Di Gilbert has shared with us first hand her recent and successful trip to Everest. It is a very honest and authentic story on a side of Everest many people don’t speak about. Read Di’s story here –
After a very poor Scottish Winter on the weather front, Scarpa athlete Greg Boswell took himself to Canada for his fourth trip of the Canadian Rockies.
He packed his Scarpa Phantom Tech boots and off he went to salvage what he could from Winter 2018/2019. Greg said the Phantom Techs are “brilliant all-rounders and are ideal for most aspects of mountain use. Even with the super cold temps we had in Canada, they kept my feet warm enough to climb hard and still offered amazing feedback whilst on the technical mixed pitches.”
Read all about his trip below:
We caught up with Scarpa athlete Jacob cook after his very successful climbing trip to Mexico at the beginning of the year. It was a busy trip and he made sure he got lots of climbing in. Read his account of the adventure that made him remember why he loves the sport.