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The history and science of rock climbing

The history and science of rock climbing

This is an evening lecture based on the History and Sciecne of Rock Climbing

Essentially an anthology of climbing history, but viewed from the previously unexplored perspective of science and technology. A curiosity shop of factoids and stories that is hoped will entertain and educate. Along the way we examine several questions you probably never knew existed. So if you want to know how in proving Newton both right and wrong led to the development of contour lines on a land maps; who really invented the key technological breakthroughs in classic mountaineering equipment; what it is exactly that happens to the human body when we go to altitude or how it was decided that conquering Everest was possible then this book will appeal. Possibly the most stand out chapter explores risk taking and attempts to answer the question of why we climb. Rather than using philosophical debate, we instead turn to research in psychology, genetics and neuroscience to try to unearth what makes a climber tick.

This talk is being made in London on 12th May through Overhang Climbing and cost 10 per person.

The same talk is also being given where all the money is going to the North Wales Bolt Fund at the Beacon Climbing Centre on Friday 16th May at 5 per person.

 

Cost: £

Duration: 1 days

Experience: None

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