Great Close Scar

Monday, 9th June 2014 by
Great Close Scar, MalhamLast weekend we went across to Yorkshire to sample more rock climbing on the lovely limestone crags. We’d chosen Great Close Scar right next to Malham Tarn.

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Laetitia enjoying Mandrake at Quayfoot ButtressWe had plans to get several household chores, gardening, and decorating jobs done over the bank holiday weekend. This seemed like a perfect plan as the weather forecast was less than hopefully.

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Gimme even more Sunshine

Wednesday, 21st May 2014 by
Terry admires the never ending expanse of crags from the top.After exploring the some trad climbing on Tenerife a few weeks ago, it seemed logical to do the same for Gran Canaria, which we did the other week.

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Yorkshire Three Peaks

Tuesday, 20th May 2014 by
Descending from Whernside, the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.It's hard to describe just how "made" the route and path around the classic Yorkshire Three Peaks circuit is - but this picture illustrates it a bit.  It also shows just how busy it is!On Saturday, in glorious summer sunshine, I was trekking around the 39 kilometre classic Yorkshire Three Peaks circuit with a charity group (Tiny Tickers) of 22 walkers.

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Lower Falcon Crag

Friday, 16th May 2014 by
Steve and Gus on Stretch at Lower Falcon Crag, BorrowdaleWednesday was the first of this summer’s CC evening climbing meets in the Lakes. Thankfully the weather was perfect – sunny, warm, and of course dry. Hooray! Strangely with such lovely conditions only a select gang bothered to turn up. I wonder if it was the choice of venue? Lower Falcon Crag in Borrowdale is […]

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North Face Trail & Bluebells

Monday, 12th May 2014 by
Laetitia crosses a bridge on the North Face Trail in Grisedale ForestSneaking a couple of hours of mountain biking between the showers in Grisedale Forest on the North Face Mountain Bike Trail…

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Laetitia at the start of the Arete.  Look, no crowds.Monday was amazing as well. More wall to wall sunshine, so this time we did jump on the lift up to the Aiguille du Midi (not the first lift I hasten to add).

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Pete walking through the meadow on the way towards Dalle a Bournet at Secteur Vallon de Van.Sunday arrived as perfect as forecasted – wall to wall sunshine. But instead of jumping on the first lift up to the Aiguille du Midi to bag a rock route, we decided to let the sun do it’s stuff and hopefully melt any snowy ledges while we hopped over the border to Switzerland.

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