Finishing the Great North Swim 1 mile.With no training and only a couple of quick dips in the water this year I made the crazy decision to enter the Great North Swim again.

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Amazing Lakeland Bank Holiday Weather

Wednesday, 1st June 2016 by
Possibly one the Lake District's best slab climbs, BloodhoundThe weather this past bank holiday has been amazing in the Lake District. In fact the whole of the North West has been enjoying a prolonged period of settled sunny weather. Especially nice that, in an unusual turn around of the normal way of things, the South East has been getting rained on.

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First light on the Crib Goch ridge, with Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon behind.My old friend Graeme, who helped inspire my love of the mountains, died this week. I did the Welsh 3000s Challenge in his memory.

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Management Training

Thursday, 26th May 2016 by
My group discussing their strategy for the game "Discourse" - based on the famous Tower of Hanoi gameThe last time I was on a management training course the shoe was on the other foot!

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Springtime France

Wednesday, 25th May 2016 by
Above the white cliffs of Dover with a bit of dog walking time before our ferry to FranceWe’re recently back from a couple of weeks in France, what an amazing (and weird?) series of spring weather conditions we had though…

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Helvellyn

Sunday, 13th March 2016 by
Dave and Ted looking out towards Swiral EdgeWith the mural complete I was very keen to get out and show off the beauty of the Lake District to Dave before he returned to California…

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Laetitia and DavidLast summer in the Cirque of the Unclimbables we met David Russell… David is a prolific big wall climber and a mural artist.

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Berlin

Saturday, 12th March 2016 by
We visited the Berlin Wall to view the amazing art at the East Side GalleryOne of my extra curricular activities at work is to be a tutor on the Lead with Impact course across Europe. A great advantage of this is that I can get to see parts of Europe that I have never been to before. This time it was Berlin.

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