Climbing: three year anniversary 

When people ask me how long I’ve been climbing if I answer honestly I have to say three years. Responses consist of the direct – so what can you climb? To the general – wow you must be really good! The first question isn’t often asked as it seems fairly impolite in climbing circles to…

Trad Climbing in the Lakes thanks to Arc’teryx #bigmountainweekend

I love Twitter for many reasons; my most recent reason to love it was that I spotted a tweet about the Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend. The Big Mountain Weekend is part of the #lakelandrevival; a campaign run by Arc’teryx to encourage more people into trad climbing in the Lake District. The weekend offered opportunities to every…

What is scrambling? A great weekend in Snowdonia

Being an avid outdoor type I often come across the term scrambling. It sounds exciting but also a bit scary. Sometimes people have ropes in the pictures, sometimes they appear to be walking along a fairly thin but otherwise unremarkable rocky stretch of ground. I decided it was time to find out, once and for…

I love to: Climb

Climbing is my latest love. After a false start last year I’m now head over heels for the sport. In fact I think sport does it an injustice, it’s almost a way of life. It has an addictive quality I haven’t really encountered before in the many, many activities I’ve tried, convinced that each new…