Sunday, 27th October 2013 by Ian
This weekend was scheduled to be the Buttermere Shepherds Meet and Show. Disappointingly, due to an over zealous poor forecast which was wildly inaccurate, the show was cancelled
Thursday, 16th May 2013 by Ian
Someone from Staveley once told me that there was no point going abroad in May, as it was the best time to climb in the Lakes. Well, that was a few years ago, and climate change has since been introduced by the government.
Monday, 6th May 2013 by Ian
With the Fairfield Horseshoe Race next Saturday, Anna and I decided that it would be a good day to recce the route.
Saturday, 4th May 2013 by Ian
Being a glutton for punishment, Anna decided that today she would enter the Coniston Fell race
Tuesday, 25th December 2012 by Ian
As 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.
Wednesday, 14th November 2012 by Ian
Well, it’s almost time to head south again for another 5 months of painting, demolition and digging snow.
Tuesday, 4th September 2012 by Ian
The morning dawned misty in the valley, so after a late breakfast of pain au chocolat and coffee in town we had a late start for a short midday session at Les Gaillands. The crag was deserted, as the holiday period was over, or was it because only English climb in the heat of the […]
Thursday, 30th August 2012 by Ian
With the promise of an afternoon thunderstorm and aching, ageing limbs, I was pleased that we had decided to head for the relatively close Les Cheserys up at the Col des Montets.