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Red & Matthew
Photo: Dan Clemson

Another cracking blog post from Red Szell on his latest ambitions for Masua Bay - including a glowing report of Dan one of our long standing members of staff.

Red is a Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy'. He's recently been sharing his exploits with us through a series of blog posts. You can find the past two here and here.

Mezzanine Design

In this Castle developments blog we interview Mike Langley – Castle Climbing Development Manager. Mike has worked for the Castle for over 10 years in various roles and is now in charge of all wall design, builds, and refurbishments amongst his other responsibilities at the Castle. We caught up with Mike to get the lowdown on the exciting plans in store for May with news on roped walls, more traversing and a completely refurbished Mezz bouldering area. 


The Castle seems to always be building, what’s in store this time around? 

Shop manager

We're looking for someone to manage our shop - if you're passionate about climbing equipment and customer service please get in touch! 

 

This is a full time position. You'll be responsible for overseeing the Shops daily operations (from staff recruitment and welfare through to stock management, sales and accounting) and it's on-going development. 


We're looking for someone to do the following tasks:

An opportunity to be part of our lively reception team at The Castle has arisen! 

We are looking for a receptionist to work on our busy front desk 12-15 hours a week. Flexibility is essential as the shifts are varied and cover weekdays, evenings and some weekends. 

A friendly open manner, enthusiastic attitude towards excellent customer service and a high standard of written and spoken English is essential. The ideal candidate should be computer literate and have previous experience in customer service roles. An interest in climbing and sustainability is an advantage.

Join us in the garden for the Big 

Ropes

If you're gear obsessed and want to work with other like minded individuals, drop us an email.


The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain and sell our kit and caboodle.

Is this you? Then we want to hear from you!

We are hiring

If you want to work in a fun environment with like-minded people drop us an email.

Red Szell - Darren Lennard
Photo: Darren Lennard

Part 2 of Red Szell's blog feature's Am Buachaille, a 10 mile tandem bike ride and 30m swim, followed by the prospect of getting stranded on top of this iconic sea stack. 


Following from my last blog, I can now reveal the second project that Matthew and I hope to tackle this year.  

We've got a weekend of spring celebrations coming up this month.
 
The first is a Spring Equinox Celebration on Saturday 24th March,
from 12 to 5 pm.

Spring is a time of new beginnings; we'll be setting intentions, planning adventures, and visualising what we'd like to grow over the coming year.

There'll be:

- creative writing and drawing activities

- gardening/food growing Q&A

- spring crafts and nature games for children, plus a nature trail/egg hunt.

 

Yogi and writer Sophie Lewis delves into Jen Randall's latest film, Psycho Vertical, and the man that inspired it. 


“It was no longer about the joy of climbing, but simply the struggle of it”. Andy Kirkpatrick brought his award-winning film Psycho Vertical to the Royal Institution lecture theatre in central London on the 5th of February.

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