BMC National Council – Torquay

Monday, 9th February 2015 by
Ted spotting Pete on the thugy start to the Bitter Battle TearsThis past weekend was my first experience of a BMC National Council meeting – I’ve got five years of them to look forward to!

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Inaccessible Gully

Monday, 9th February 2015 by
Inaccessible GullyLast week the Lakes were like an Alpine Playground with endless sub-zero temperatures and clear skies. Could these be the conditions needed to make an ascent of Inaccessible Gully on Dove Crag?

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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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Barrow Door Letterboxing

Monday, 26th January 2015 by
spikeSaturday’s weather was forecast to be the least disappointing, so Laetitia and I opted to reserve Sunday for a trip to Kendal Wall and use the lack of rain as motivation to go for a walk. Unfortunately I find walking only a little less dull than running. And that’s only because of the lack of […]

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Who needs a compass?

Saturday, 24th January 2015 by
Steve near the top of Great End - the cloud was thickening in to a white-out, it had been blue skies when we arrived at the base of the cragSteve and I had a great day on an easy winter route on Great End today.

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Snowy Fell Walks – Birk Fell

Thursday, 22nd January 2015 by
Wetherlam looking very wintryAfter today’s walk my knees are hurting…

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grottoIce climbing Grotto Falls with Canmore friends, Doug Nelson, Everett Fee and Terry Kenny (UK). Throughout the year this spectacular grotto is visited by many for the pictographs and for the unique topography. I had the good fortune to climb with these three seasoned ice climbers during mid January in ideal conditions.

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Cham New Year 14/15 Skiing

Thursday, 8th January 2015 by
Laetitia executing a jump at Les ContaminesWe’re just back from a little over two weeks of skiing in Chamonix. Well, I say two weeks of skiing, but in fact the first week was a bit short on the skiing as there was no (very little) snow. We did manage a few days, but in the end we decided the lift pass […]

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