Climbing popular | 29/09/12
Ella on El Cap
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, which is a shame as there’s been a lot to write about! (Don’t have time to write about Karen’s sliver medal in the Paralympics).
In Yosemite at the moment with my 13 year old daughter Ella, just about to set off to climb El Cap via Tangerine Trip. We’re making a TV progr...
popular Technique | 20/01/15
We are in the season of the lost, the season where all climbers dust of their compass’s, unfold mouldy maps, and try and remember how to get from A to B, secretly praying the weather stay clear, so they can get back from B to A at the end of it!
Good navigation in tough environments is about many things, but for me the one thing that is often le...
Expression popular | 26/12/14
Strange, but woke up this morning with this poem in my head, which although I have no doubt is crap (I know bugger all about poetry) I’ll share with you here (sure it’s total 6 form rubbish, but I’ll post it anyway).
The Mountain does not love you.
Nor does it care
nor does it hate
or wish you harm
or wish you well....
Climbing popular | 22/09/14
Jumping the Bar
Sat in a dinner in El Portel trying to get on the web as stuffing my face (my second lunch of the day), the aim to write this blog and get get some carbs in for tomorrow. My dreams of soloing Zodiac keep being derailed, and instead of starting that tomorrow I’ve agreed to climb El Cap in a day (via Lurking Fear) with 12 year old looking Cal...
popular | 27/10/14
A Distant Shore
I’m just on my way home (again), my arse numb from too many hours sat in my seat, the number of flights I’ve taken this year meaning I’ve seen almost every film I’d want to watch five times over (X-men Day’s of Future Past is my guilty pleasure, due to me having a bit of a man crush on Michael Fassbender), and so most ...