Expression popular | 22/01/15
The Weight of a Soul
I got an email last night which I want to share. It made me almost cry, both for what it said, and because it meant more to me than the writer could ever have known.
If you’ve ever spent more than a day looking at my tweets, or reading between the lines on my blog, then you’ll guess things have been tough for a while. I admit most...
popular | 27/10/14
A Distant Shore
I’m just on my way home (again), my arse numb from too many hours sat in my seat, the number of flights I’ve taken this year meaning I’ve seen almost every film I’d want to watch five times over (X-men Day’s of Future Past is my guilty pleasure, due to me having a bit of a man crush on Michael Fassbender), and so most ...
Expression popular | 26/12/14
Strange, but woke up this morning with this poem in my head, which although I have no doubt is crap (I know bugger all about poetry) I’ll share with you here (sure it’s total 6 form rubbish, but I’ll post it anyway).
The Mountain does not love you.
Nor does it care
nor does it hate
or wish you harm
or wish you well....
Climbing popular | 22/09/14
Jumping the Bar
Sat in a dinner in El Portel trying to get on the web as stuffing my face (my second lunch of the day), the aim to write this blog and get get some carbs in for tomorrow. My dreams of soloing Zodiac keep being derailed, and instead of starting that tomorrow I’ve agreed to climb El Cap in a day (via Lurking Fear) with 12 year old looking Cal...
Expression popular | 13/11/14
Here’s a transcript of the speech I gave on Radio 4 Four Thought’ last night (you can listen to it here). People are free to use it anyway they wish.
In 2012 I hung from El Capitan—perhaps the most iconic rock face in the world - skyscraper high, Yosemite valley’s mightiest wall. For five days and nights we’d inched...