Pavey Ark Rock in March

Capella (E1) is an awesome route in any conditions. It has everything – a great line, rough Langdale rock at its best, good protection, superb moves, and all in an absolutely amazing position high up on Pavey Ark in the Langdale valley. However, add all these ingredients of a classic route to a deserted crag in early March with brilliant sunshine, a snowy backdrop (complete with a frozen tarn), and you have all you need for a very memorable day par excellence!

Grizedale North Face Mountain Bike Trail

Its been open for five months and we’ve only just got round to a visit! Great fun, loads of single track, and MASSES of awesome views of the Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag. Make a trail and fun is guaranteed…

PS. Check out the hole in the ar$e of my shorts – that’s what happens when you wipe out at high speed and take the hit on your bum!

Norwegian Ice Climbing

I’ve wanted to visit Norway for ages and ages to climb the ice that drips down the sides of the massive gorge below the famous heavy water plant. With the history surrounding the place (The Heroes of Tele-mark, Kirk Douglas, Ray Mears, World War II nuclear struggle, etc.), who wouldn’t want to visit?

Well, Rjukan is an awesome venue – fantastic ice, not as expensive as I’d feared (especially with super cheap – 2p return – Ryan Air flights), just two hours from the UK (that’s much closer than Scotland), and inspiring scenery – recommended!

The route in the picture above, Sabotorfossen (WI5), was amazing and included a bit of climbing past old metal work that had been bulldozered over the cliff edge from the heavy water plant!