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This blog is about my private thoughts, but you can read it if you want, but you've been warned!.
Letter from a (non) Coffee Wanker

Letter from a (non) Coffee Wanker

Sat October 2014 - Guest Blog

Hi andy Interesting posts as always - and as usual its you as the narrator thats interesting more so than the subject (be careful of that, maybe invent an alter ego to keep it fun). So, you seem hung on the end of a windblown rope; connected but distant. thats cool. i have the solution. coffee. I know you drink the stuff (you are more definite ...

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Gordon Stainforth

Gordon Stainforth

Wed October 2014 - Expression

The other day I saw a really generous comment to a blog I wrote from someone I’d always respected, but also someone I felt I’d wronged in the past - Gordon Stainforth.  I’ve know Gordon probably longer than he remembers, being a customer at Outside when I worked there as a lowly shop assistant, being one of those customers wh...

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The Extraordinary Nobody

The Extraordinary Nobody

Fri October 2014 - Expression

I met Menna Pritchard in Cardigan, an unexpected tweet asking the question of whether she was brave enough to ask me out for a drink.  I’d always wanted a groupie, and often joked that the only groupies I got were middle aged men, but also knew if I ever came across one I’d run a mile (she wasn’t a groupie, or even a “band-aid̶...

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Gunks

Gunks

Tue September 2014 - Expression

Just spend two days in the gunks, a really remarkable climbing destination, a sort of Stanage Edge crag with a lot of nice slabs interspersed with juggy roofs, and a place I’d been hearing about forever (every route seems to have a ‘reach around the roof for a bucket’ move on it).  If short multipitch trad climbing on steep juggy ground ...

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Empire State

Empire State

Sat September 2014 - Expression

In New York this morning, staying a stones throw away from the Empire State Building and tonight I’m talking in Glens Falls, part of a mini tour of the US I’m doing with Montane.  Last night felt like the first time I’d slept in a real bed for a while, the skimpy half length grubby yellow Karrimat I’ve been using for the last two trips...

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