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Climbing Snowdon in Winter

This photo shows two climbing pals of mine on Central Trinity gully on Snowdon on 2nd Feb 2012. Jealous? I was when I saw it. While I was stuck at my desk, no doubt writing some dull report, they were … Continue reading

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Banff Mountain Film Festival, Sketchy Andy Lewis and slacklining

Great turn out at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Stockport last night. Organisers said that nearly 900 attended, which is a record for the UK tour. Some great films, particularly the final one on an extraordinary character called ‘Sketchy … Continue reading

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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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Dreaming of climbing in the Peak District hills

It’s a beautiful cold day here in central Manchester, with amazingly clear blue skies. I’d much rather be out climbing today in the Peak District, and it’s on crisp days like this that my mind always wanders to a scene … 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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