In line with International Women’s Day we teamed up with our brand ambassador Molly Thompson-Smith to encourage more girls to give climbing a go!
A group of lucky ladies (braved the Beast from the East and) met up with the Team GB climber last week in order to reach new heights on the climbing wall.
Learning the Ropes
The British athlete is among the IFSC’s top ten climbers in the world, and so was the perfect person to help the female bloggers find their feet at the event, held at the Westway Sports & Fitness Centre in London.
After hearing all about the professional climber’s inspirational career, the five bloggers were shown some top tips and techniques, before taking to the wall to try it out for themselves.
In an earlier interview with Molly she gives this piece of advice to anyone that is thinking of getting started…
“For women who want to give the sport a try, I say go to your local climbing wall, hire a pair of shoes and just have a go. You’ve got a nice soft mat to land on and you don’t have to have climbed anything in your life to get started – you will gain skills as you go along.
There’s a dedicated women’s climbing group at my local wall and you can find those all over the country. My top tip is to grab a girlfriend and get along to a wall – and try everything that the boys are trying on the wall too!”
See below for some highlights from the day, including posts from the five bloggers: Poppy Cross, Annie and Rach from Two Brits, Ellie from The Wandering Quinn and Eilidh from Mummy and Monkeys.
Feeling inspired? You can follow Molly’s latest adventures here: