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Social climbers

Conquering climbing walls is more than just good exercise - it's also a great way to make new friends, writes Jasper Winn.

17th November, 2013
The Esterhazy Flakturm climbing wall in Vienna.

One of the challenges of travelling is to keep an exercise programme going when you're on the move. There's running, of course, and lengths of a swimming pool, and stints in hotel gyms.

Then there's climbing. Not the long days out with rucksacks and hardware needed to find and climb wild rock, but a few hours workout on a climbing or bouldering wall. Described as ''yoga in three dimensions with added adrenalin'', sport climbing is...

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