Welcome to the Beta Blog!

This is a collaborative space created to share our stories of adventure. Here, you will find advice on gear, the latest community news, guidance for your own travels, tales of epic ventures, reflections, insights and everything in between.

We welcome contributions and would be delighted to have you share your story with us. For a limited time, all contributors whose submissions are published will receive a 15% OFF voucher for Mountain Mail Order.

To submit your piece, make sure that it aligns with our Community Contribution Guidelines and email info@goodbeta.com.

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Community Insight

Climb Stronger with Yoga

It’s no secret that yoga is great for the health of both body and brain, but many climbers underestimate just how beneficial this practice can be for performance on the wall.

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To the Everyday Heroes

I know how great it is to feel protected. There comes a time in your life when you feel that you are forced to learn to protect yourself.

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Gear Guide

Gear Repair: Fix or Scrap

In a world of single-use plastics and throw-away fast fashion, it’s easy to replace the old with the new. However, let’s consider that repairing rather than replacing can not only save a buck, but also play a small part in saving the planet.

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Ground Yourself: Yoga Gear

While you can rent a mat at most yoga studios and many have settled for a towel in times of need, getting your own yoga mat goes a long way in comfort and commitment!

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Climbing Tales

THE SEND SPACE

The Send Space is a proudly South African climbing podcast and a space for our local climbers to tell their stories, record history, share beta, and inspire others.

Three local climbers have gotten together to bring you regular episodes featuring climbers and adventurers from around the country, documenting their adventures, sends, fears, failures and lessons learned. Hosted by Mienke Richter, with content and production support from Matt Chapman and Aimee Clarke.
 

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Climb Stronger with Yoga

22 Sep 2021

It’s no secret that yoga is great for the health of both body and brain, but many climbers underestimate just...

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The Fundamentals of Movement

16 Sep 2021

Chev takes us through the golden rule of climbing that you never knew you never knew...

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Training for Climbing: Where to Start

14 Sep 2021

Smash the plateau and keep crushing with this guide to setting up a killer training programme, courtesy of Chevaan –...

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Training Kit: Buys & DIYs

08 Sep 2021

Gym equipment is fantastic, but damn can it be expensive. With the world hopping from one lockdown to the next,

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To the Everyday Heroes

07 Sep 2021

I know how great it is to feel protected. There comes a time in your life when you feel that...

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CityROCKing Out – Womxn’s Crag Day

23 Aug 2021

Blue skies and crisp Cape air made for perfect conditions at Silvermine Lower Crag for the Womxn's Crag day on...

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