How to Take Care of Climber’s Hands

I can’t remember the last time I wore nail polish, let alone the last time I paid for someone to do my nails. My normal “routine” consisted of keeping my nails short and applying lotion when I remembered. Now that I climb regularly, I have found that I need to do a bit more to keep my skin from breaking and getting too rough. Below, I am sharing my tips and tricks and a general routine for happy, healthy climber’s hands.

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A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Dorset

While we love drinking and making coffee at home, one of our favourite weekend traditions is going out for a cup of coffee. We try to avoid chains and instead prefer to go to independent shops that have great roasts, some of which even roast their own beans. This list is by no means exclusive

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16 / 52: Greetings from Vietnam

Some of you will have read it in our Instagram bio: Adam is currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where he took and kindly sent over the photo above. Vietnam has been high up on my travel wishlist ever since a number of my work colleagues who have been said it was one of the

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15 / 52: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Sunday! Hope you’ve been enjoying your bank holiday weekend so far? We’ve had a lovely staycation with lots of bouldering, cycling, longboarding, and even more coffee. A little while ago we came back home from COAST –  a local coffee shop that also has a great selection of surf, ride and skate related things. That’s where

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Photo Story: Exploring Hengistbury Head

In a quest to explore as much of the coastline and forrest around us we recently headed over to Hengistbury Head. It happened to be a particularly windy day but made for some great testing conditions of our windshells. Hengistbury Head surprised us because it has so much to offer. Not only do you get

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14 / 52

Happy sunny Sunday everyone! I am writing this week’s round-up from the garden, sipping on a cup of coffee. I’ve spent all week in London and while I would have much preferred soaking in the sun on the beach Adam and I tried to make the best of it. Adam actually managed to get in a

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Patagonia Venga Rock Pants

Let me start off by saying this: what climbing shoes lack in comfort you get back in climbing trousers. They have got to be one of the greatest inventions ever: fun colours, relaxed fit, higher waist, full range of movement… Does it get much better? Exactly. Which is also the reason why I am ditching both

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13 / 52

Welcome to the warmer days. It’s been a sunny weekend down in South-West England. Most of it anyway because yesterday we managed to get caught in rain that we weren’t prepared for at all. We’d checked the weather forecast before heading out to Wimborne and it looked like it was going to be mostly cloudy

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