“You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground!” ~ anonymous 

Think about it. When was the last time you did something for the first time? Do you fear climbing?

As children we try new things all the time, but we forget as adults that the brain likes new information, new adventures, new problems to solve.

In UK earlier this year, Hatfield great-grandmother Greta Plowman, 99, climbs a wall while daughter Judith, 70, belayed. Truly an example of having “no fear”!  

And it’s true, climbing, at the beginner level, is actually possible for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities, including mental and physical impairments. You don’t need to be super fit to climb. It’s about the technique, as well as the determination to overcome your personal fear. 

In fact, what makes a good climb is your technique more so than physical strength. GOOD footwork, BODY positioning and problem solving will get you through many more climbs than brute strength alone! 

The good thing is that the more you climb, the fitter you will become as well.

So get climbing and make sure you have regular practice. 

Dare to Move your Body. Climb and Climb Higher.