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Heroes

Heroes

Sat December 2014 - Climbing

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Survivability

Survivability

Sat December 2014 - Climbing

This year has been a cold year, starting with fifty days living at minus thirty in Queen Maud Land, and then slowly growing the dream of soloing Denali in Winter, perhaps the coldest climb there is.  And so the cold has been my constant companion, as I strategise gear for Denali (a mix of Montane, PHD, homemade gear and specialist items like a...

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Denali Winter Solo

Denali Winter Solo

Thu December 2014 - Climbing

I sat on my pack opposite Paul Ramsden, the huge 5000 foot South face of Mount Dicky towering over us, a face we’d just bailed from, dreams of a Winter ascent dashed in one of the most terrifying leads I’d ever witnessed.  Paul had climbed up an elevator shaft of the most perfect névé I’d ever climbed on, the whole pitch vertical to a...

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Porridge and Bananas

Porridge and Bananas

Wed December 2014 - Expression

I’ve spent the last few days hanging out in Hull, staying at my mums, walking the streets, walking down ghosts, chased by ghosts.  In a week I’m off to the Alps with Calum Muskett and so I walk the streets waiting to go - knowing that with Calum there’ll be no room for ghosts.  Walking down an old familiar road, past the flat I us...

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The mountains are calling and I can’t go…

The mountains are calling and I can’t go…

Tue December 2014 - Guest Blog

I had quite a response a while back to my blog The Extraodinary Nobody, and so I thought it only fair to give Menna Pritchard some space on my blog so you can see that really, she’s got a voice worth listening too. Car journeys provide great opportunities for conversations. And travelling all over the UK on a stay-cation this summer holiday ...

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