WHERE IT BEGAN
Climb & Wine was founded by Emily, an Australian climber who first visited Huaraz, Peru in 2014. During her first trip Emily was able to explore the region and the incredible climbing environment on offer through the help of local guides and friends.
During an evening with a fellow female climber and a few glasses of wine, the idea of Climb & Wine was born to encourage women to build skills and knowledge, and become confident to join the climbing community. A shopping trip followed to purchase all the necessary gear, and word began to spread. Through the help of friends in Australia and abroad the Climb & Wine logo and a Facebook page was developed.
Female climbers are often viewed around the world as not safe, experienced or lacking the physical strength needed for climbing. Climb & Wine hopes to challenge those beliefs worldwide to show the power, strength and ability of every female climber and to empower women to give it their all in the climbing world.
Upon returning to Australia in 2016 Emily realised the potential positive impact creating a Climb & Wine community in Sydney and the surrounding areas could bring. Meet-up climb days were soon attracting many women and men who were looking to meet like-minded people. Overnight camp trips and Airbnb nights soon followed, with the community continuing to grow and many members branching out under the Climb & Wine name to create their own events.
Together we support each other to push our limits and achieve our goals, and when we are not climbing we enjoy a sneaky wine or two! Dates, times, and relevant information will be posted on the Facebook page, along with some awesome photos and information on women kicking-ass in the the climbing world!
ABOUT CLIMB & WINE
Climb & Wine organise regular day and weekend trips throughout Sydney and the Blue Mountains, which are advertised with details provided on the Facebook page. Regular meet-ups also occur at indoor gyms.
Women are also welcome to join our closed Facebook group Climb and Wine - Find a Catch, to meet and connect with other female climbers in the community.
Every winter Climb & Wine organise Australia's biggest get-together of female trad climbers where we take over Point Perpendicular on the NSW South Coast! This event is restricted to women for the Airbnb only, and prior experience is required. The weekend is an incredible empowering experience where the focus is on developing skills and knowledge, and pushing the limits in the trad domain...TRAD IS RAD!