Get to grips with climbing, whether you’re a novice or a regular high grader
Change the first line of copy in the main story to: Looking to take your climbing to the next level? The experts from DMM, Beacon Climbing and Walltopia are at The Outdoors Show to help you do just that, with a host of hands-on demos. Fully qualified mountain instructors and members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors will be running three sets of workshops on such topics as how to place the perfect nut, what to do when things don’t go according to plan, and modern winter climbing. Sessions are free but places are limited so sign up pronto. For full info and to register visit DMM’s site. If you’d rather just drop by the stand, there are plenty of things to have a go at. Try placing trad gear on DMM’s practice wall and challenge your
heights on the high ropes course – it’s open to anyone aged 4 and over
friend to a head to head, aided by top tips from the DMM team. If bouldering is more your thing, Libby Peter, Lucy Creamer and Ben Bransby will be running masterclasses on the bouldering wall. There’ll also be the chance see how carabiners break with DMM’s tensile tester – bring your old gear along for the team to try and break. Have faith, it takes about the same load needed to pick up a mini bus as it does to break a carabiner. And when you’ve tried breaking one, have a go at building one, helped by the experts from DMM’s factory in Llanberis. And finally, get all the advice and answers you could wish for from the team – both DMM’s technical director and the chief design engineer will be at the show.