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15th June 2017

All my strengths are weaknesses and vice versa

Many years ago I was interviewing for a job I really, really needed, and the interviewer asked me, "So, you've got some strengths here, but what's your greatest weakness?" I said something a... Read more »

1st May 2017

Goodbye Ueli.

Aw shit Ueli. I’m really sorry you didn’t make it. The last time I saw you we walked and climbed here in Canmore, and then you raced up the mountains I’m looking out at now with the de... Read more »

7th February 2017

Ice and Rock Grades, A Review and Perspective

As climbers we love grades. The bigger the number the better, the closer to the line of personally possible/not possible the better, and the harder we have to fight to succeed the better we ... Read more »

12th January 2017

Note to self: How not to fall off ice climbing

The local injury total so far this season is roughly six broken legs/ankles, a serious and unresolved head injury, a couple of lengthy whippers resulting in various other injuries, and a few... Read more »

31st December 2016

Spring and Sag, a suspension view of ice climbing movement.

Good technique on ice is like good technique in any sport, it just makes things more fun and opens up more options. I see more good technique in ice climbing than I ever have before, mostly ... Read more »

12th August 2016

Updated Canmore Guide

Will Gadd's Guide to Canmore (updated October 5th, 2016) Note - If I've left your favorite place off the list please drop me an email I'll include it. Canmore has really taken off i... Read more »

27th July 2016

Looking Fear In The Eye

"Fear is the mind-killer." Frank Herbert, Dune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRLyGwSE8-A When I speak or do media interviews I'm often asked how I deal with fear. There is an expect... Read more »

3rd May 2016

Five Ideas for Fitness

I recently wrote a Anyhow, here's the link, I'd welcome your thoughts on it. I'm slowly chewing away on a book on the subject, your comments can help make it better, cheers.... Read more »

29th March 2016

Social Media: A Bold New Plan.

I use social media and love consuming it, but I am deeply dissatisfied with how it looks, what it says, and especially how I create it. I haven't posted on Instagram in two weeks because i... Read more »

27th March 2015

Ten Training Tips for Lifelong Athletes

I'm 48. I just had the best 12 months of my athletic career. Crazed months of travel, flying, climbing, kids, speaking, guiding, writing, repeat with more events and less time than I wanted.... Read more »

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