Its a bit windy today…. day 2 of the Winter ML

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What’s your favourite bit of kit for winter?? Tough question I know. I’ve been known to have a half hour discussion with a friend just about different crampons, and then we moved on to axes. I love gear. Not in … Continue reading

On not summiting Ancohuma, Bolivia

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Mid October I’d flown to Bolivia with the intention of climbing three 6000m peaks – Ancohuma, Illimani and Sajama. The three highest peaks in Bolivia. What happened instead proved to me that mountaineering is relentlessly punishing and that the desire … 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