Beta Magazine

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Beta Issue No. 3

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We've only gone and made another Issue of Beta Magazine! Welcome to Issue No. 3, it's wonderful to have you here. Issue No. 3 includes some beautiful poetry, some personal experiences and thoughts on entering climbing as a beginner, imposter syndrome, the mental impact of injury, being a freelance photographer during a pandemic and lockdown, finding fun through climbing as a carer, and a whole load of cute doggos.

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A contributor very cleverly suggested that we include the contents here so you can see what's in this Issue, your wish is our command!

Cover by Laura Miller aka Nerd That Draws
Page 1: Calloused Hands by Emma Flint
Page 2 - 4: Musings From a New-ish Climber by Cat Madden
Page 5 - 6: I AM a Climber by Neruja Srikantharajah
Page 7 - 9: Rock on Ruby | Ruby on Rock by Tori Taylor-Roberts
Page 10: Fancy Fleece Fancies
Page 11 - 12: Climbing Ups and Downs by Sophia Wang
Page 13 - 16: Waiting for Winter by Rachel Sarah
Page 17 - 19: ‘Play on my beloved’ - Rumi by Emily Vanns
Page 20: Rokka Project Inclusive Climbing Manual
Page 21 - 22: Mental Health & The Outdoors by Mark Hunter
Page 23 - 24: Crag Dog Etiquette by Hattie Day
Page 25 - 26: Crag Dog Shortlist
Page 27 - 29: In Conversation with Marie Cheng by Emily Ankers
Page 30 - 32: Climbing Photography Quick Guide by Beth Williamson
Page 33: Nerd That Draws x Beta Magazine Period Power Stickers
Page 34: Spotlight

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Happy Reading!
Team Beta
Emily, Annie and Catherine

All views expressed by Contributors are their own.
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