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US East Coast Talks

US East Coast Talks

Wed September 2014 - Talks

Doing a series of free talks in the US for Montane, so please pass on the word if you know anyone close by!  

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Moving together as a four

Moving together as a four

Tue September 2014 - Q&A

Hi Alex The hardcore answer would be that really on ground where you cannot fall, and where there will be no crevasses, the risk of one person falling and pulling off everyone else, means just soloing together would be better.  Often on ground where you know you won’t fall into a slot, just soloing alone and not having ropes pulling, snaggi...

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Getting fat - getting (reliantly) skinny

Getting fat - getting (reliantly) skinny

Sun September 2014 - Expression

The other day I was searching for an old image of me on KMFF’s Facebook page (I was looking for this one as I’m doing some talks for Doug Scott this winter), but the image that popped up was hardly recognisable - I just looked so skinny! I often come across old pictures like this which always surprise me, as my self image since my early teens,...

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In the bag - clothes or not

In the bag - clothes or not

Sat August 2014 - Climbing Q&A

I’ve had quite a lot of experience in the field of having a bag that wasn’t warm enough, while having plenty of clothes on, and so have spent many a sleepless night ruminating on this topic! The first thing to say to novice extreme campers is that it’s vital that your base layers (well all your layers really) are as dry as possible, as you w...

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The thing that scares me

The thing that scares me

Fri August 2014 - Expression

I played that song ‘Everybody’s Free (to wear sunscreen)’ by Baz Lurhmann to Ella and Ewen the other day, one of the best songs you could ever play a young person - well - as long as they’re old enough to listen (Ewen just sighed and said “this is rubbish, it’s just someone talking”).  If you’ve never heard it, then it’s base...

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