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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Whitehorse and Yukon Rock

Thursday, 13th August 2015 by
The spectacular off-grid Aurora CabinWhitehorse is the last bit of normal civilisation we passed through on the way out the Cirque of the Unclimbables, and it feels like it, with the qualities one associates with an old style frontier town.

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Steve striding out left towards the 2nd (and best) pitch of Flat Crags ClimbThis past couple of weeks I seem to have fallen in with a gang of rather dubious Arc’teryx t-shirt grabbers…

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Guidebook Launch & Goats Crag

Tuesday, 30th June 2015 by
The new Lake District Rock guidebookLast Friday evening was the official guidebook launch party for the new Lake District Rock guidebook published under the new Wired Guides brand by the FRCC.

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