Our talks programme is the mainstay of this year's theme - '#myclimbingjourney'. Our three headline slots will lead the way, with further focus talks on a range of topics requested by the WCS community. Each talk will provide inspiration, give you practical tips on how to turn that into a reality, and build in plenty of time for your questions.
My Climbing Journey
How to train
Follow Isabella's climbing journey from a complete beginner in her university climbing club to GB Paraclimber. Features juggling intense training, with being in a long term relationship, whilst trying to maintain semi-decent grades and keep herself sane - the real question is 'what won't be included in this talk?!
A discussion-led workshop on the basic principles of training and how to implement it into your busy life. Bring your questions and problems and top coach Lucinda Whittaker and sports specialist Emma Flaherty will solve them!
Vertebrate presents: exploring fear through making
Many parallels can be drawn between the act of climbing and the act of drawing. In this session Tessa will take you into the creative process to help explore the irrational fears that can sometimes hold us back. No drawing expertise required - it is about the process rather than the outcome!