Your CWI is assessed by a combination of practical observation, oral questioning and an analysis of your logbook. You digital logbook (DLOG) is your opportunity to tell the story of how you have progressed from registering for the award, becoming a trainee after attending your training, to proving that you are ready to be […]
We are really looking forward to the release of Alex Honnold documentary of his free solo climb of El Capitan. Watch this Alex Honnold talk about this now. October 29 2018 Running time: 11 minutes 50 seconds https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_honnold_how_i_climbed_a_3_000_foot_vertical_cliff_without_ropes?language=en We were full of wow and will definitely going to see FREE SOLO when it comes to UK […]
When you attend a Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment, your assessor really wants you to pass. They will do everything they can to get you to standard by the end of the day. Our main trainer/assessor is Paolo Fubini and these are his tips to help you make sure: You meet the requirements for the […]
I was inspired to write this post today by two things today: firstly, my boyfriend Paolo called me this morning and said it’s International Women’s Day today and said how frustrated he was that it was still needed. I had to cut him off as I had to drop my daughter at school. I then […]
What are the revised Mountain Training Climbing Instructor Qualifications? You may have heard over the last few months that changes are to be made to the existing Mountain Training qualifications. This was announced back in October 2017 on their website.
I asked my boyfriend how he decided what type of climbing shoes to buy me, and how he knew I was ready for my first pair of technical climbing shoes. I’ll admit it helps that my boyfriend is Paolo Fubini, Head Technical Advisor at Arrampica, but taking his advice I have included hints and tips for […]
Paul Boggis of Mountain Magic recently posted a quick tweet that got all of us at Arrampica thinking of our first mountain experience. Where did we first push our legs to carry us up high? Where were we rewarded with looking down on a beautiful landscape before us? So we put it out to the team, just a […]
The answer is the Millennium Resort Mussanah Hotel in Oman, the first one in the country and in 2017, Tom and Paolo hopped on a plane to meet Christoph Schleissing and his team with their brand new zip wire at the stunning resort.
The world of climbing has changed: once the realm of beards, tweed and leather boots, the modern climber is now a true athlete, fleet of foot who dances up a brightly coloured wall as if defying gravity itself. Don’t believe me? The ultimate proof will come when climbing makes its first full appearance at the […]
It seems that the design of a belay device often gets re-imagined and polished these days, but since the days of drilling out looted railway nuts and shoving rope through a metal ring there isn’t an awful lot that can be done to that design.