Expression popular | 19/01/15
To be a pro
I can remember once sitting in a pub in Hull with my old mate ‘Wayne the fireman’, talking about people I’d met recently, passing on stories they’d passed on to me, people who’s lives were the type of lives that other people wrote books about (and some of them had done). Half way through a story about Jon Turk kayaking to Alaska fro...
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...
popular Technique | 20/01/15
We are in the season of the lost, the season where all climbers dust of their compass’s, unfold mouldy maps, and try and remember how to get from A to B, secretly praying the weather stay clear, so they can get back from B to A at the end of it!
Good navigation in tough environments is about many things, but for me the one thing that is often le...
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 MountainThe Mountain does not love you.
Nor does it care
nor does it hate
or wish you harm
or wish you well....
Expression popular | 28/01/15
Shia LaBeouf’s Butt
I’ve never liked Transformers, always finding it way to bombastic, too loud, to many cuts - in fact there are only cuts - it’s sort of dumb, but not in a clever way like Pacific Rim… no it’s just dumb - like American Sniper dumb (the American Psycho of our time). I also never liked Shia LaBeouf either but I’m not sure why. I d...