Yesterday I was on the receiving end of some great training from Jessica Tang of SportsPsychSolutions. along with several other climbing coaches I attended a workshop at TCA Glasgow allowing us to access some insights from a professional sports psychologist specialising in adventure sports. We looked at a number of concepts I've already been using (goal setting, imagery and self talk) but in greater depth and I was able to gain some useful insights from Jess.
Today I was back at Glenmore Lodge and working with Aaron and Christian who I'm introducing to winter climbing. We were working on the ground right of Jacob's Ladder today which gave icey mixed climbing at Grade II (icey enough for screws). The conditions also continued to ensure I don't need to pay for any exfoliation treatment as the spindrift was doing a good job of scouring our faces!
This evening I also attended a lecture by Nadir Khan - a real visual treat as he shared some thoughts on how to capture dynamic images in the outdoors.
Nathan, Pit and John all applying their brains
Intro. Winter Climbing
Christian battling the spindrift
Aaron getting a feel for it
Calmer on the plateau