Mountaingirl – guiding for women

“You are amazing!!! You made me feel amazing!…I haven’t stopped raving about Mountaingirl and Chamonix and my experience since getting back. To have had so much fun, pushed myself harder than I thought I could and made some new friends… well, it’s more than I ever imagined it would be. Thank you for everything…I can’t thank you enough for the Mountaingirl experience.” Julie Alpine-Crabtree, July 2007


Mountaingirl runs fun and challenging climbing courses and bespoke guiding for women in the UK, Chamonix and top sport climbing destinations like Kalymnos, Croatia and Sardinia. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced leader, we’ll help you improve in: alpine rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, trad climbing and bouldering, rope-work, head-work, the works.

We work with top female UIAGM mountain guides, so that you get the highest-quality training and guiding available – by people who also happen to be some of the world’s best (and nicest) climbers. (We’re happy to arrange bespoke guiding, too, for a tailor-made fit to your goals or schedule.

Either way, you’ll benefit from both great tuition and a personalised approach.) Our guides are all hand-picked, and they won’t just drag you up a hill; they are all passionate about teaching and helping you improve your autonomy, confidence and skills…and, they’re also funny, kind, and extremely motivating to be out on the hill with.

It’s not all hard graft on the mountain, of course. It’s true that you’ll learn valuable technical and safety skills to really help your climbing develop. And you’ll increase your confidence and level of experience …But you will also make great new friends, laugh a lot, and be inspired by other climbers around you, all in an unforgettable mountain environment.

Have a look on our links above for more information, and please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions at all. We hope to see you soon.

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Pregnancy Symptoms

There are numerous symptoms you might really feel throughout pregnancy. None of these signs and symptoms, however, could be really felt on the initial day. This is because, technically speaking, the very first day of pregnancy is really the day you develop your baby. That stated, you might experience pregnancy signs and symptoms as very early as the first day of your missed out on period. Fatigue, breast inflammation, boosted have to urinate, nausea or vomiting and also throwing up, modification in scent sensitivity as well as light vaginal bleeding are amongst the earliest signs of maternity.

Exhaustion is usually among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy, and it might persist past your very first trimester. You may be more weary in the morning after waking, have to go to sleep previously in the evening or feel you have to nap to make it through the day. If you are anemic or have low degrees of various other crucial nutrients, you could really feel even more tired.
Bust Tenderness

Boob inflammation is another typical early sign of maternity. This can take place as quickly as your first missed out on duration. Your breasts may additionally be more conscious touch as well as tender or achy. You might discover putting on a bra or sleeping on your stomach unpleasant.

Increased Urination

Lots of women really feel the should pass urine much more regularly early on in pregnancy. This could happen both during the day as well as at night, indicating you should rise when asleep to go pass pee. The need to pass pee much more often in very early maternity might relate to bodily hormone adjustments.


Spotting, or percentages of bleeding via the vagina, early in maternity could be due to hormonal agent adjustments associated with the pregnancy implanting– or holding– inside the womb. Shedding small amounts of your uterine cellular lining when the fetus implants may additionally contribute to small vaginal blood loss. Identifying in very early pregnancy often includes only a small amount of blood loss and is unlikely to consist of significant clots.
Morning Illness

Nausea or vomiting and also puking while pregnant is commonly described as early morning sickness– although it can occur at various other times of day. A short article released in “Obstetrics and also Gynecology” in May 2000 states that nausea and also throwing up influence between 50 percent and 70 percent of ladies in early maternity. These signs could start as very early as 4 weeks into your expecting. The nausea of early pregnancy is thought to be because of hormonal agent adjustments. While all expecting females have these bodily hormone modifications, not everybody experiences morning illness.
Increased Sensitivity to Smell

A research study published in “Chemical Senses” in March 2014 discovered that 67 percent of participants reported enhanced level of sensitivity to smell from beforehand in pregnancy. Adjustment in smell sensitivity can bring about food yearnings– smelling enticing food can make you desire it a lot more. It can likewise cause food aversion. The fragrance of particular foods might be off-putting in pregnancy, and you could not want to eat them as a result of the smell alone. Specific scents can likewise contribute to morning illness. Just scenting a food you not like could make you really feel nauseated.
When to See Your Physician

Healthcare is necessary throughout pregnancy, so set up an appointment to see your doctor if you assume you may be expectant. Various other needs to call your physician in early pregnancy consist of:
— extreme tiredness and slowness.
— severe morning sickness.
— bust tenderness in one area.
— nipple area discharge, unusual tethering of your bust skin or a bust swelling that worries you.
— burning with urination or blood in your urine.
— hefty vaginal blood loss or passing clots.