Sunday, 2nd June 2013 by Pete
Two weekends of fine weather! I can’t remember when that last happened, I just hope – with every fibre of my being – that it can continue…
Tuesday, 7th May 2013 by Pete
As Ian’s post shows, Monday’s weather dawned very disappointingly! The wall-to-wall sunshine promised by the weather forecasters just wasn’t to be seen. We procrastinated for a couple of hours knowing that early starts are unwise for rock climbing at this time of year, thus allowing the rock to warm up.
Sunday, 5th May 2013 by Pete
The bank-holiday weekend started off wet, and it had rained a fair bit on Friday, so we knew most crags would still be wet. Consequently after a short debate (unusually short for us, it normally takes ages to decide) as to what we should do and where we should go, we decided upon the classic [...]
Monday, 29th April 2013 by Pete
Oops, I nearly forgot the fact that thanks to Richard making his regular visits to all the shops he looks after for Cordee in the Lakes, he and I grabbed a couple of routes after work on Monday evening at Raven Crag Walthwaite in Langdale…
Tuesday, 16th April 2013 by Pete
We’d come to Chamonix with the objective of climbing Mont Blanc on ski. But, the weather hasn’t really been on our side – we’ve had big dumps of fresh snow, thick cloud on the mountains, hot temperatures, and consequent massive slushy avalanches. However, on Monday morning we got all excited when, from Chamonix, we spied [...]
Saturday, 13th April 2013 by Pete
Today there was no fresh snow, no clouds, no wind, and – can you believe it – blue skies! Having achieved little in the way of the ski touring we’d planned due to the weather, it was decided that a day in the Valleé Blanche would be fun – isn’t it always!
Friday, 12th April 2013 by Pete
Today Laetitia joined us, she’d been forced to join the team late due to work commitments (have I ever mentioned that work sucks?). This meant we didn’t get out until 12 noon. We waited for the free ski bus and grabbed the first one, regardless of destination, to maximise our time skiing. The first bus [...]
Thursday, 11th April 2013 by Pete
A fresh dump of deep powder at this time of year is welcome for resort skiing, but not so welcome for ski touring!