SCARPA athlete Guy Robertson used to stomp around Suilven as boy in search of a fat trout instead of unclimbed rock. This Summer, he finally climbed the mountain that loomed so large in his life.
SCARPA athlete Molly Thompson Smith recently won the CWIF (The Climbing Works International Festival) in Sheffield, not bad for someone who hadn’t intended to originally enter the competition. Here we catch up with her about the weekend.
Following on from Robbie’s Guide Part 1 were he talked about the new Booster and Veloce models. This Guide goes into detail about the new Vapour Lace model that is due out this year and the Instinct VS Wmn which came into the range last year.
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.