The Blog’s 7 Year Itch?

Friday, 28th December 2012 by
After another year of enthusiastic blogging here's my annual round up of a few personal favourite reports from the past twelve months. It's never easy picking out the highlights, so feel free to chastise me for missing yours. I hope these highlights help us all celebrate the blog's seventh birthday...

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Antarctic Demolition

Tuesday, 25th December 2012 by
Penguins at Windy BayAs ever the start of the Halley season started with the long journey from London to Cape Town and then the flights to Antarctica. We boarded the usual Russian Ilyshun which lands on an ice runway and then did the 5 hour flight from Novo to Halley in a Basler aircraft.

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Ski Touring @Schliersee (Bavaria)

Wednesday, 19th December 2012 by
summitAs I needed to train a bit for our Chamonix adventure in January/Februar I had to do something about the lack of ski touring experience for the last couple of years. Visiting Max at his new place in Miesbach, Bavaria we decided to take the risk and despite the rain, which poured down on us […]

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Nuclear dump threatens Lakes

Wednesday, 19th December 2012 by
EskdaleThe BMC are encouraging their membership to stand up be counted by signing the No Nuclear Dump In The Lake District e-petition...

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A surfeit of puddings

Monday, 17th December 2012 by
P1060234At the weekend there were two local Christmas Pudding races.

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Central Gully, Great End

Friday, 14th December 2012 by
Sitting down on the summit of Great End for a quick drink and slice of last night's left over pizza.  :yum:With the fantastic freezing conditions in the Lakes currently, as well as allowing for some surprising Lakeland skiing, there was also an opportunity for a super fast solo ascent of Central Gully on Great End…

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Curry Night at Whitewalls

Tuesday, 11th December 2012 by
Rachel enjoying the views on the Worcestershire Beacon ridge.Running, eating, caving...

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Lakeland Skiing

Saturday, 8th December 2012 by
Pete returning to Genridding after a half-day of fun filled Lakeland skiing.As the snow thinned it was quite tricky to quickly decide if the breaks in the snow cover were heather of rock - one being easy to ski over, the other extremely bad for ski bases...What a laugh we had today – a bit of early season skiing in one of the least likely resorts – the Lake District…

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