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Olympic Futures – New Sports For The World

Olympic Futures - New Sports For The World
London 2012 is drawing to a spectacular conclusion. Now the world can get on with looking forward to Rio 2016 and the mega-fiesta that will await the human race when the world’s largest sporting event touches down in South America for the first time. Already debate has begun as to which sports should be added to the Olympic roster to ensure the format remains fresh and engaging. The inclusion of... 

New Queen of British Rock Climbing.

New Queen of British Rock Climbing.
In the year of Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Britain has a new Queen of Rock Climbing. Hazel Findlay from Bristol has been acknowledged as the number one female rock climber by her fellow British enthusiasts after she successfully scaled the “Once Upon A Time Climb” in Devon, an ascent that is believed to be amongst the toughest in the United Kingdom. The climb is ranked as E9, which makes... 

The Search For Lost Climbing Guidebooks Is On!

The Search For Lost Climbing Guidebooks Is On!
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has appealed to the public to assist in the hunt for a number of rare mountaineering and climbing guidebooks. The organisation is in the process of compiling a comprehensive bibliography of British climbing books and is hoping that their call for assistance will enable the completion of this gigantic literary survey. The end product is likely to reference up... 

Climbers Survive Avalanche in Scotland.

Climbers Survive Avalanche in Scotland.
A pair of climbers in Scotland were lucky to escape with their lives after they were caught in the middle of a terrifying avalanche. The intrepid mountaineers has been attempting to reach the peak of Glencoe in the Highlands when disaster struck. They were swept over a thousand feet down the aptly named Avalanche Gully by a huge wave of snow, dislodged from one of the mountain’s faces. Thankfully,... 

Wildlife Trust Takes Over Key Rock Climbing Location.

Wildlife Trust Takes Over Key Rock Climbing Location.
The Roaches, one of the U.K.’s leading rock climbing locations, is being taken-over by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The estate, which is currently administered by the Peak District National Park Authority, is home to a number of the U.K.’s most popular and intensively used climbing routes. It is also the location for the legendary Don Whillans Memorial Climbing Hut at Rockhall Cottage, one of... 

Why Do People Free Solo Climb?

Why Do People Free Solo Climb?
Why Free Solo Climb? - Free solo climbing is the ultimate thrill-seeking, risk-taking extreme sport. It involves climbing shear rock faces without a harness or other safety equipment. Nothing stands in the way of potentially catastrophic accidents other than the climbers own ability to get to the top. The question that remains in my mind is what influences or drives climbers into free soloing? What... 

Climber Slang Translated

Climber Slang Translated
The Language of Rock Climbing Rock climbing or free climbing is becoming more popular than ever, with hoards of young people across the United Kingdom becoming devotees of the pursuit each year. The crew at Love Extreme Sports are no strangers to this craze, with several of the staff and writers being enthusiastic members of the rock climbing fraternity. - In common with most extreme sports, rock... 
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