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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Finishing the Great North Swim 1 mile.With no training and only a couple of quick dips in the water this year I made the crazy decision to enter the Great North Swim again.

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First light on the Crib Goch ridge, with Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon behind.My old friend Graeme, who helped inspire my love of the mountains, died this week. I did the Welsh 3000s Challenge in his memory.

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Helvellyn

Sunday, 13th March 2016 by
Dave and Ted looking out towards Swiral EdgeWith the mural complete I was very keen to get out and show off the beauty of the Lake District to Dave before he returned to California…

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Dave, Zac, and Pete go for Walkies

Tuesday, 30th June 2015 by
Pete, Zac, and Dave on top of Cold PikeDave visited us for a couple of days this week. He’s recovering from a broken wrist from falling off his motor bike so we couldn’t climb, cave, or scramble and were restricted to hill walking. Which of course was fine as far as Zac was concerned!

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Machu Picchu

Wednesday, 15th April 2015 by
lamaWe’d saved the best till last…

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Pack horses getting ready for the offAfter a week in Cusco we were excited to get away from the busy city and to see more of the countryside.

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Snowy Lakes

Sunday, 1st February 2015 by
We had our lunch in the cross-shelter near the summit of HelvellynYesterday we went for a bumble up to Stickle Tarn to see what the winter conditions were like. It was very windy. But there were plenty of people out, including a team on Jack’s Rake. We weren’t wearing winter boots, and didn’t have axes or crampons with us, so we stuck to the trails. Today, […]

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