We have a vision that all unwanted climbing shoes can be given a new lease of life. Over the 20 years my climbing career has spanned I’ve often thought that it’s a shame that my faithful climbing shoes have eventually gotten too small or too holey and the only solution is the box in my wardrobe or the bin. I struggle to bin my climbing shoes - usually we’ve been through a lot together; tears and triumphs, meltdowns and high-5s.
For the Autumn-Winter2018 season, Highland Council, in conjunction with BEAR Scotland, will be conducting a trial extension of the road gritting service to include the ‘tourist’ track up Ben Nevis, it was revealed in a consultation document released at recent local transport consultations for Fort William & Lochaber. The document cited ‘several instances of accident due to slips, trips and falls on the ice when ill prepared visitors headed for the summit’.
Lochaber is a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. But not everyone is as keen to scale the heights of the mountains , the steepness of the trails or the lengths of the lochs as some are. For those who'd rather have a more leisurely walk, haven't got a full day to spare or wants to bring along the kids - here's a list of short walks, just for you.
The problem is, I don’t smoke, I quite like chocolate, and the climbing wall wouldn’t remain open for a week if I gave up coffee. In short, traditional Lent options have never really cut it for me.
Over the last year, we’ve had multiple requests to stock the La Sportiva Miura – the classic lace up performance shoe from La Sportiva. It’s been helping climbers tick hard routes for 20 years, and to celebrate, for one year only – La Sportiva have teamed up with Adam Ondra to design and release the Miura XX – which we’re delighted to say is in stock at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing, while stocks last as there are no plans to make any more.
Port Appin is a small village hidden away from the main road between Fort William and Oban. The thing that makes Appin such a great venue is that it completely goes against what you'd expect from awesome bouldering in the Scottish Highlands. Usually the idea of illusive boulders in the Scottish Highlands draw up images of boggy walk-ins, steep sided glens and remote locations. But Appin cave is none of these!
You'd think that after years and years of investment and research into diet and nutrition that we'd understand it a bit more... It's not like its an area of understanding like quantum mechanics. It's something that we're all involved in, fundamentally reliant upon and engage in multiple times per day! So why does it feel like its more and more impossible to understand what you should actually be eating? Even if a switch does flick, and you decide - "you know what. Vegan is the way to go. I'm going to be vegan now". It's not like its easy. Knowing what to eat, where to get it from, resisting the smell of bacon, making sure that you're not missing anything out, responding to a healthy degree of scepticism that comes along with almost any diet choice. Let alone knowing if it'll be any good for your climbing...