18:30 Doors Open
The Loading Dock, Bournemouth Town Centre
In his own written words, Nick Bullock is a 'Mountaineer. Climber. Author. Prison PE Officer escapee. NOT an adventurer.'
Perhaps one of the most determined and endearing climbers you will meet.
Nick began climbing in 1993 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s leading climbers. Rock climbing, Alpine Climbing, Expedition Climbing, Icefall & Mixed, Scottish & Welsh Winter climbing.
Prison Officer and Physical Education Instructor HM Prison Service. Needing to leave routine behind, where he worked as a prison officer in a maximum security jail with some of Britain’s most notorious criminals. At 37, with no fixed abode and a van (8:29) too comfortable - 'Let's get scared'. (10:18 quote).
In self-proclaimed effort, Nick took to writing, Echoes & Tides.
His writing has become renowned, with published work in Alpinist, Climb Magazine, Vertical, The Alpine Club Journal, The American Alpine Journal amongst others.
Dr Rebecca Williams BSc DClinPsy CPsychol, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychological Performance Coach, who specialises in performance coaching for climbers.
She uses evidence based techniques to manage fear and develop confidence, and to help people get into the flow zone.
She’s been working with climbers of all ages, abilities and disciplines for the last 15 years, and last year gave the psychology keynote speech at the International Rock Climbing Research Association symposium in Chamonix, Beyond Mental Skills Training: developing psychologically resilient climber-athletes.
Rebecca is the founder of High Performance Dietitian. She's on a mission to provide trusted evidence-based nutrition strategies and lifestyle interventions to ultra-endurance and Adventure athletes (of all physical abilities).
Rebecca has built a global reputation for her expertise and sound, scientific approach to diet and nutrition for ultra-endurance athletes and outdoor adventurers around the world. Rebecca combines a rigorous scientific approach with a wealth of practical knowledge to deliver leading expert nutrition advice.
A registered dietitian with a masters in sports nutrition and also holds a nutrition diploma with the International Olympic Committee. Rebecca’s resume includes working with the GB Climbing team towards the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
She has contributed written educational content and delivered workshops to outdoor magazines, outdoor brands and governing bodies including Climb Magazine, Merrell, UKClimbing, British Mountaineering Council, National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes, The North Face Europe, Arcteryx Alpine Academy and LYOFOOD.