ALPS 2012

For the first time in years we drove to the Alps. No more paring the gear down to the Easyjet 20 kg. limit. Just throw it all in! After a day and a half of driving we arrived in the Zinal Valley. A five hour walk trough thunder, lightening and rain to the hut was

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Roaches day trip

Hopeful of fair weather, five of us headed up to the Roaches on Sunday to get a spot of climbing done.  Only four of the Famous Five actually managed any climbing though as the rock was still too cold for my hands.  (Grr! When will someone invent a rock heating device?  The sun was doing

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Challenge Tom

We’d long been waiting for a weekend when Huw could tear himself away from his DIY to come out to play and finally the chance materialised this weekend.  (In fact he came out to play in the evening as well so I can only assume that he’d run out of paint and/or sandpaper and found

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Pen Y Fan

Early last Saturday Ian Archer and I headed south down the M5 bound for the Brecon Beacons intent on climbing a winter route on Pen Y Fan. The are five gully climbs between grade 1 and 3 and a rib at grade 2. An hour and a half of sweat and toil brought me to

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