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5 mins with world champion climber Molly Thompson-Smith

Since Molly Thompson-Smith stormed onto the climbing scene years ago she dominated the British competition climbing circuit , at both junior and senior level. Today at the age of 17, she is as the ranked number one climber in the world in her age category. We managed to get a few moments in her hectic schedule…

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SUP – the hot new thing to do in watersports

Seemingly out of nowhere, Stand-up-paddle boarding (SUP) has emerged as a great way to explore beaches in the UK and beyond. A major advantage is the fact that it’s best done on still waters, opening up a whole host of swell-free beaches that would otherwise just be good for sunbathing on! Editor Heleana Quartey, fresh…

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Get inspired by the action sportswomen of Instagram

Where wellness and vitality is concerned Instagram is often seen principally as the domain of foodies that are dab hands with a camera. But for those who have all the smoothie bowl recipes they could hope for already, we have something else for you: we’ve gone on a hunt for a new emerging breed of…

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Fran Brown on climbing, competing and championships

Fran Brown grew up in Cornwall and started climbing age 11. She climbed for 11 years before a spinal cord injury resulted in disability. Nonetheless, she resolved to get back into climbing and is now the World Paraclimbing Champion, is sponsored by Arch Climbing wall and is an experienced route setter. She also uses her…

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Wye Valley

Climbing photo gallery: The Wye Valley

Vitalicious loves some outdoor action, so when photographer Sasha Mihalova – who usually takes pictures of weddings – shared these we had to feature them in this gorgeous photo gallery. This features her adventures with climber and instructor Martina Spisiakova in Ross on Wye. They climbed at Shorn Cliff in Tintern, tackling tricky problems like Tigers…

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