Here's a couple of interesting videos to watch on your Friday night.
Friday, 6 December 2013
This January I am heading out to Patagonia for the whole month with team of pretty talented climbers. Hopefully if all goes to plan and we'll come away with something pretty cool, but no matter what the outcome is I know it'll be a pretty special trip. I've wanted to visit Patagonia for years, and I'm really looking forward to seeing a bit of South America.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Sorry I've not wrote on my blog for a while. I've had a few things going on. I'd like to say they've been wild, exciting and entertaining things... But they haven't. My heads just been in a funny place lately. For the past two months I've been on stand-by waiting to get into the mountains, but weather and conditions have been rubbish this season. So mostly I've been training on the tools at the local dry-tooling venue, at the wall or run/hike up to the mid stations. I'm gonna try back log a few things that I did do over the past few months.
Monday, 26 August 2013
My main objectives for this summer have mostly been bigger longer days out in the mountains. I think that's my favorite style for out here. Mainly cause I just like being in the mountains but moving in good style. Not Michael Jackson style, but light and fast. I've not got a lot of things done this summer that I would have like to have done, but there's still time. So on Friday I went for a little walk...
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Every once in a while we all need to get away for the day and just have fun. Well for me going up to the Croix de Fer, above Sallanches, was just the place for that. There are so many huge limestone walls looming over the 'Valle de l'Arve'. Some of which have top notch mutli-pitch routes on them. From easier grades which take on some interesting features to major aid fest through some huge roofs. Others are quite poor rock but still really impressive. Croix de Fer is good rock and super impressive!
Thursday, 8 August 2013
I find it funny how as a child we didn't think about things too much, we played! We'd spend hours just messing around and not have a care in the world. It's what made us tick. One of the biggest things we all probably did as a child was run. Whether it'd be a game of tig, hidey, playing football, getting a chase from someone or kicking around a plastic bottle and shooting it between two jumpers for goalposts. We just ran for hours and didn't think too much about it.
At what point did it change, and we found running to be an activity that we have to find time for? When did we start going for 'a run'? When did we stop kicking the plastic bottles around? I don't have the answers I'm just wondering...
Thursday, 20 June 2013
The past week has finally started to feel like summer. This means everyone is out doing things, road biking, running, rock climbing, alpine climbing, BBQ and many more.. Pretty much everyone is loving the fact that the sun has finally showed it face, I'm not though!