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This blog is about my private thoughts, but you can read it if you want, but you've been warned!.
Jumping the Bar

Jumping the Bar

Mon September 2014 - Climbing

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...

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Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Fri September 2014 - Climbing

I’m sitting at what seems like my regular spot in the Yosemite Lodge cafeteria; next to the only working plugs, besides the windows, feeling hung over from my long journey to the Valley.  The sun is shining, as it always is here, but I’m happy to sit indoors as I battle jet lag and a bought of man flu that seems at the tipping point of goi...

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Extended Captions

Extended Captions

Wed September 2014 - Expression

I’ve just done a piece for UKC on my thoughts on climbing photography called “Bum Shots & Shaky Vids” that people may find interesting.  I wrote exstended captions for the images used, but they didn’t make it to the page, so posting them here, as they give a bit more context to what I was writing about. Nick Lewi...

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US East Coast Talks

US East Coast Talks

Wed September 2014 - Talks

Doing a series of free talks in the US for Montane, so please pass on the word if you know anyone close by!  

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Moving together as a four

Moving together as a four

Tue September 2014 - Q&A

Hi Alex The hardcore answer would be that really on ground where you cannot fall, and where there will be no crevasses, the risk of one person falling and pulling off everyone else, means just soloing together would be better.  Often on ground where you know you won’t fall into a slot, just soloing alone and not having ropes pulling, snaggi...

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