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CW Book


The concept is to publish a book of short (under 5000 words), personal essays by women who climb, sharing stories about their experiences and achievements. The book aims to feature stories by women at all levels, from across the globe. We will invite high-profile women to share their stories, as well as opening submissions to others, such as women in the Climb & Wine community.

We aim to find a range of climbing stories - whether they are about crushing a project, overcoming a challenge, a funny story shared for the laughs, or something else entirely - to create a book that will entertain and inspire climbers.

The book will be compiled and edited by Wendy Bruere, with oversight from Emily Small, founder of Climb & Wine. It will be produced for Climb & Wine.


The purpose is both to promote and encourage women in climbing, and to raise funds for Climb & Wine, assisting Climb & Wine to continue its mission of increasing female participation in rock climbing and mountaineering.


The book will be promoted on the Climb & Wine website and social media channels. We also hope to have the book in a range of climbing/adventure shops both locally and internationally. If you have any connections or would like to assist with promotions please get in touch!


April - May: Approach potential contributors.

May - June: Receive and edit contributions.

TBC: Publication.


We hope you are excited and feel inspired to share your story with the Climb & Wine community and the world. We are here to help and support you with sharing your story so please don't be discouraged by your writing ability. We want these stories to be authentic and personal so rambling excitement is highly encouraged!

Reach out if you would like to discuss your story prior to putting pen to paper or if you are not confident writing, maybe consider recording your story to send through. We are happy to work with you on this!!!

Emily & Wendy

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