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April 7, 2017

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March 17, 2017

Up-and-coming talent Gracie Martin talks to WCS about her successful 2016-17 season, how she got there and the big decisions she had to make along the way.

You've had quite a big year…tell us more about the last 12 months…

Last January I started t...

October 23, 2016



"The WCS is still one of my favourite days to coach at. I'm often working hard, but I'm so so lucky to be able to say my job is also my hobby. I'm not sure many people can."

1. How many years have you been involved with WCS?

I've coa...

September 21, 2016

We are delighted to announce our final headline speaker is long-distance runner and five-time Olympian, Jo Pavey. 

Jo is the first British runner to compete in five Olympic Games and has made her mark on world athletics, peaking late in her career wit...

September 9, 2016

Our second headline speaker needs no introduction. This year has been an incredible one for Shauna, crowned the IFSC Boulder World Cup Champion and awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours…all in one weekend!

Shauna’s talk will take you beh...

September 5, 2016

If someone told you all you had to do was 4 hours of something a week and after 6 months you’d go up a whole grade if not more, would you do it?

I first started fingerboarding around 5 years ago when I was given a Beastmaker 1000 to review. I had no i...

August 21, 2016

Following on from our article on the benefits of yoga for climbing, yoga teacher, climber and WCS16 workshop leader Penny Orr has developed a short sequence of postures that will help you work yoga practice into your weekly routine. These postures ar...

August 20, 2016

Back by popular demand, Yoga for Climbing will be a key feature of this year's programme with a Yin and Yang flow workshop led by Penny Orr and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. 

So what's it all about, and what can it do for your climbing?

Both Pen...

August 9, 2016

We are so psyched to welcome Lisa Rands as this year's first headline speaker!

A former US national champion and World Cup winner, Lisa has inspired a generation of women climbers with her dynamic style and bold, gutsy ascents of climbs previously reg...

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