Another Dry Lakeland Bank Holiday

Wednesday, 31st August 2016 by
Pete on the tricky bit at the start of Ballet Mecanique at Upper Swirl CragAfter an amazing start to the summer weather in May and early June, July and August have been quite disappointing really. More wet, grey, and disappointing weather days than the proper summer sunshine we had hoped for. However, despite that we’ve been out and about on the Lakeland crags a fair bit. Then, as luck […]

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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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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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Mini New Year Break in Chamonix

Saturday, 2nd January 2016 by
After the new year eve's light snow we enjoyed a day skiing at Grand Montets with slightly improved snow cover - still only a few runs open nd nothing down to valley level thoughThe snow conditions were looking very poor in Chamonix with the endless sunshine in the Alps. The Atlantic frontal systems that should have been delivering frequent snow storms were being concentrated in to torrential rain over the north west of England. However, it still seemed like a better option than watching that endless rain in […]

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A Chamonix Painting Expedition

Saturday, 7th November 2015 by
Zac relaxing after a hard day painting with a Gin & TonicTime to Work Last week Ian and I went to the French Alps to get a load of apartment maintenance work done. The lounge area got a complete floor-to-ceiling paint job (there was a nasty crack in the ceiling to repair too), and Ian’s kitchen area got a new worktop… Here’s a shot of the […]

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Autumnal Shepherds

Sunday, 4th October 2015 by
Beautiful evening light on Derwentwater.We met up with Helen and Mo at Shepherds today.

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September Sunshine

Tuesday, 8th September 2015 by
Laetitia on Inner LimitsBlack Crag – Camless Last week my great pal Boris was visiting the Lakes and we stole a couple of days to get Boris back on the rock… On the first day we went to Wallowbarrow in the Duddon valley for a gentle reintroduction to climbing rocks. I didn’t get any pictures – it was […]

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Squamish and Vancouver

Thursday, 13th August 2015 by
Pete on the traverse of WonderlandAfter a short stay in Whitehorse it was time to catch our flight back to Vancouver and head out to Squamish.

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