Kendal Mountain Festival ’14

Thursday, 27th November 2014 by
The open-air opening ceremony of the Kendal Mountain festival on Kendal's main shopping street - Strickland GateRebecca and Mathias had finally succumbed to my endless enthusiasm for Kendal and had made the journey all the way from Germany to sample the madness that is the world's most attended festival of all things mountain...

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Oswestry

Thursday, 27th November 2014 by
A nice caffè latte and tiffin chocolate !I found myself in Oswestry this past week, it’s a nice place, but unless you like town centres and shopping and stuff, there ain’t a lot to do. So I went for a coffee…

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CSC – From Application to Acceptance

Wednesday, 19th November 2014 by
Where in the world...?The window for applications for the IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is very small each year, only a few weeks in April/May, so as soon as it opened this year I started to draft my application – a serious undertaking.

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Chilling out on the Plains of South Dakota.Summer 2013. It was a typical day in the office, or should I say in my home office after a regular day at work.

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Improvised Rescue Practice

Saturday, 15th November 2014 by
Setting up for a counterbalance abseilSaturday’s weather was dry, but not as sunny as the forecast had suggested it might be. So still being keen to get outside and do something climbing related Laetitia offered to be a pretend casualty while I practiced some improvised rescue skills at Trowbarrow Quarry…

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Yorkshire MTB

Sunday, 9th November 2014 by
Laetitia taking a breather before the slog up the steep steep grass on to the AllotmentKeeping a diary is tough, especially when one has to go out for an adventure in the great outdoors first!

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Seven Days of Languedoc Sport Climbing

Friday, 24th October 2014 by
Paul and Steve modelling the latest headwear!Keith had invited a small gang to the Languedoc region of southern France to sample some of his favourite local sport climbing …

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Via Ferrata ‘Extreme’ – Honister Pass

Tuesday, 7th October 2014 by
l1060116I told Bernie to book us on the ‘Classic’ Via Ferrata at the Honister Pass slate mines but we arrived to find ourselves booked on the ‘Extreme’. Well, you can only die once, I thought.

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