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Banff Film Festival, Ueli Steck and the Eiger

On Saturday night I’ll be eagerly heading to the Stockport Plaza for the UK leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. There will be a pint or two beforehand, during and probably afterwards, and then a curry with my climbing … Continue reading

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What is this business about Feeding the Rat?

In a previous post, I named Al Alvarez’s fantastic book ‘Feeding The Rat’ as being in my top five pieces of mountain literature. It’s a smashing little book by a great writer, about the climber Mo Anthoine, and in the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books on Climbing and Mountaineering

I started climbing in November 2010, first indoor and then progressing to a bit of outdoor (safely top roped by a friend). Funnily enough, I conquered my fear of heights pretty easily and it tends to be my 15 stone … Continue reading

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