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Creag Meagaidh conditions – 13 January 2018

The Creag Meagaidh conditions today was a little windy, the wind definitely started to pick up a little around noon.  The snowline started around 450-500m, and the path was pretty straightforward to follow.  Lots of small pockets of slab around, and the consistency of the snow was wet, until you got higher.  No blue sky […]

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Glen Coe conditions – 11 January 2018

The Glen Coe winter conditions today were a little cooler than previous days, sunshine, blue skies and no wind.  The path from Loch Achtriochtan was clear of snow up to around 650m above sea level.  The path was slippery in places due to verglas that has formed on the stones on the path.  Higher up […]

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Ben Nevis Conditions – 09 January 2018

The Ben Nevis conditions today were windy and warm.  Some of the snow has consolidated,  other areas have been cross loaded, etc… some instability present. The view of Castle area: Ice has formed on Gemini and Waterfall Gully, with the warm temperatures today, not sure if it can be trusted.   The view of Coire […]

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Success and failure

  22 October 2017 After a recent trip to Yosemite Valley, I came back with mixed emotions.  I had set out to try and rope solo a route on the mighty El Capitan.  I managed to get to the top of pitch 12, then an old injury came back and prevented me from climbing any […]

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Climbing Psychology Workshop

We will be running a climbing Psychology workshop on Saturday 03 February 2018, at The Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester from 2pm till 7pm. As climbers we train physically to try and gain strength and movement to be able to climb the next route we obsess with, but we forget to train our minds.  Here […]

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In Situ – article

Aha! A nylon loop protrudes from a crack, ‘My saviour. Clip it.‘ I relax and my body snatches some energy as I breathe again. But now the crack plays mean; too wide for torquing the pick but too narrow for the shaft.  My tools hang from my wrist as I jam and crimp for another […]

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