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Gender Equality in the Climbing Community

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‘Have you got the boobs to try this route?’ That’s not something you hear very often. Or ever. When you look at it, tons of our colloquialisms are a bit sexist, a hangover from when that was ‘OK’ I suppose. Phrases such as ‘You climb like a girl’ to which I want to reply, ‘What, you mean elegantly, with technique and control?’ Anyway, I didn’t set out[...]

7 Unmissable Experiences in Croatia: From Mountains to Island Hopping

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For some people travel means relaxation and a break from normal life. Laying on the beach with a drink. Reading a book by the pool. Well, for me it doesn't - even though I sometimes wish that was enough. When summer turned out colder then expected, I started to look for a cheap holiday with sun, adventure, culture and nature. Preferably with hidden, private [...]

Reclaiming the Outdoors with Madeleine Wilson

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If you have ever typed in the words 'adventure' or 'outdoors' into Google image search or any stock photography platform you might have notices the same as me - the images in the search results that show people on the photos are predominantly picturing men in these adventurous outdoor situations. Whenever I look for photos to use on social media or for artic[...]

A Trip to Lake Achensee, or How I Fell in Love with Austria

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There is no place like home. As I live abroad these days and need to survive on a tight student budget, frequent trips back home are not always on the horizon. Ergo, every chance I do get to go back to Austria I am more excited than the last time. Last summer  I spent a fabulous weekend in Innsbruck, which is probably my favourite city in Austria when it com[...]

Adventure in the Pyrenees, Catalonia

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In addition to the breathtaking landscapes, cute mountain villages, local festivals and great gastronomy, the Pyrenees can offer a lot to an adrenaline junky or one with a thirst for the slightly crazy. Often overlooked in favour of their bigger neighbours, the Alps, the Pyrenees offer as good a variety of sports (including good skiing in the winter) but wit[...]

7 things to do in Nassfeld, Austria

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These past weeks, I've been feeling like a robot. The same routine every day: going to work, doing sports, writing university applications, eating, waiting for him to call and not sleeping enough. I'd been having  headaches on the daily and my motivation was on its very lowpoint. It was exactly the moment when a travelette knows just what she needs to do: GE[...]

Extreme Camping - High Above the Ground

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Going camping to me has always meant one thing: a nice and relaxing holiday in the countryside. There are others apparently to whom that idea just doesn't cut it. Adrenaline lovers around the world are getting more and more into a hobby that is not for the faint-hearted - a windy way of getting a good night's sleep called 'high mountain extreme camping'. [...]

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