What Are You Afraid Of
Ellis Brigham Store, Covent Garden
Ellis Brigham Store, Castlefield
Dave MacLeod was a shy and fearful kid who hated sport, yet he went on to become one of the UK's most recognised professional rock climbers. In this talk, Dave will explore the ideas that defined his progress to making first ascents of some of the world’s hardest climbs, and reflect on the ideas from outside sport he's used to improve his own performance. Through his climbs on the Eiger North Face, Arctic Norway and of course Scotland, Dave explains conventional ideas from sports science he rejected as unimportant and arrives at his most important ingredients for completing hard projects in climbing.
About Dave MacLeod:
Dave MacLeod is a professional climber based in the highlands of Scotland. He has been climbing for 20 years and is recognised as one of the best all-round climbers in the world, climbing 9a sport routes, Font 8B+ boulders, E11 trad routes, grade XI mixed routes and made hundreds of first ascents around Scotland and the greater mountain ranges of the world.
He is also a world renowned climbing coach, writing the popular blog The online climbing coach since 2006. His first book, 9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes is an international bestselling climbing improvement text. He has just released his second book, Make or Break. Dave’s best known routes are Rhapsody, the world’s first E11 trad route, Echo Wall, E11 on Ben Nevis, The Longhope Route E9 on St. John’s Head, Project Fear 8a+ on the north face of Cima Ovest and Disco 2000 8a+ in Arctic Norway.
Tickets are £8 with all proceeds going to Climbers Against Cancer