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

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