As part of our series looking at climbing safety, Trev Massiah will provide practical advice and examples to help you feel safe stepping out of the climbing centre and into the great outdoors. This will include a Q&A.
THU 15 APRIL 2021, 7.30PM
for 1hr approx
FREE BUT MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
You will be sent a link to attend. You will not be on camera, but there is a chat functionality to submit questions during the event.
You can submit questions in advance to Helen (with Outside in the subject line) or via the chat function on the night.
LET’S GO OUTSIDE
When you climb indoors there are some things you never need to learn. Do you know how to safely thread anchors or ‘clean’ a route? Do you even know what that means? Have you bought the right quickdraws and rope for your planned adventure? Do you know the countryside code or how to find local tips?
You’re going to work your first outdoor route with an overhang. Have you thought about how you’ll get the draws back? There so many more things to think about when you’re climbing outdoors.
Climbing guide and coach Trev Massiah will cover these basics and much more, sharing videos, telling stories and answering your questions about how you can make the most of your climbing skills in the great outdoors.
This event will be most suited to newer climbers, but we welcome participation and conversation from anyone who climbs outdoors or is thinking about trying it. If you are an experienced outdoor climber – come and hang out – we miss you.
Join us for an evening of informed chat, practical tips and Q&A.
ABOUT TREVOR MASSIAH
Trevor Massiah (MIA) works as a climbing guide and coach in the Costa Blanca, Thailand, Kalymnos and occasionally in the UK, Morocco, France and Italy. He holds the Mountain Instructor Award, is a level 3 BCU kayak coach and has been working in the outdoor industry since 1984. He began his climbing career in Pembrokeshire over 30 years ago and has since climbed all over the world exploring and developing new routes in India, China, Thailand, Western Australia and the Costa Blanca. His favourite crags are Pembroke, Taipan wall (Grampians) and the Needles (California).
Naturally being a strong climber, Trevor Massiah got away with focusing on his strength to climb hard routes. The last decade or so though, he has focused all his attention on understanding and coaching perfect climbing technique. As a consequence, despite being in his 50s he is still improving! It is his passion to analyse people’s climbing movement and help them improve their climbing technique, thereby bringing their climbing to the next level.
When our centres reopen there are a number of ways that you could brush up on your skills before heading outside. We hope to be able to run our usual outdoor climbing courses in Bristol this year (Covid-permitting). Visit The Church for more info on courses or make an enquiry about personal coaching in Bristol or Glasgow. Even just 1hr with a professional coach could improve your skills and confidence.
There are climbing guides based all over the UK and the world who can be booked for extended or intensive coaching courses or, don’t forget, you could simply book a coach for a day or two to help get you set up for a safe and fulfilling trip. If you would like help finding a guide, please ask coaches in your nearest TCA centre.
SOME USEFUL VIDEOS
How to safely complete your climb, retrieve draws and lower off.
How to choose and use quickdraws.
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