Womenâ€™s Climbing Symposium 2014
- Thursday 25th September 2014
WCS14, a Platform for Boldness and Bravery
The Women’s Climbing Symposium 2014 is taking off this Saturday, 27th September, at the TCA Glasgow. They have just released a very full programme of talks and coaching around this years theme, boldness and bravery. The day aims to gather women from all corners of the sport, from leading climbers such as Hazel Findlay, Shauna Coxsey and Mina Leslie Wujastyk, to women you might not have heard of, such as adventurer, blogger and mother Menna Pritchard and coach and reflective practitioner Jenni Stafford Curtis.
Coaching sessions designed around the mind games of climbing will be lead by top female coaches Katherine Schirrmacher, Leah Crane, Ellie Howard, Emma Twyford, Suz Dudink, Lucinda Hughes, Naomi Buys and Natalie Berry on problems set specifically for the day, by, you guessed it, women.
This is a real opportunity to share experiences and develop women’s climbing at all levels, as the symposium should act as a platform for articulate debate, mixed in of course with a good pinch of humour and irony. Sports Psychologist Jessica Tang will be examining the history of gender stereotypes and how this is evident in the sport today, while Michaela Tracy and Claire Carter open up a debate on climbing fears. Jen Randall will present her film ‘Project Mina’, an honest portrayal of the life of a competitive climber, Hazel Findlay will be speaking on gender and questioning how it affects the mental approach to climbing, and Shauna Coxsey will review her barrier breaking year on the comp circuit and on the rock.
If you’ve not booked your ticket yet there are still a few up for grabs. Check out the website for full details of the headliners, talks and coaching sessions.
Go to Womens Climbing Symposium | The WCS Programme! for more information