Causing a queue on the Cosmiques Arête 

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“I’m going to struggle with that crux pitch” I said, as I watched an Italian guide following his client up the rock face and wobbling on his crampon points as he went. When his foot slipped it crossed my mind … Continue reading

Bivvying and the art of knowing when to change plans

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I’ll admit to a great deal of procrastinating about heading out for an over night expedition. I love sleeping wild and love big adventures, but I also don’t like to put myself in situations where I can’t be self reliant … Continue reading

The Mer de Glace and the Vallee Blanche

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It’s easy to dream big when you arrive in Chamonix. Everyone wants climb Mont Blanc – and plenty do without really being alpinists. Whilst it was in the back of some minds for the end of the week, to start … Continue reading

GR20 – days 11-13 – the end is in sight!

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The last 3 days of the GR20 seemed to whizz by. That said it was still a mental challenge; the weather was scorching hot and become hotter as we lost altitude each day, my ankle started to complain about walking … Continue reading