Monday, January 22, 2007

Back from the Alps

I am home now having spent last week in Cogne in the Italian Alps. The weather reports before I left did not look great and indeed there were a lot of routes that were not in nick but we enjoyed the ones that were.

Easyjet managed to lose my luggage on the outbound flight and so the first day was spent sharing my mates climbing kit and the second day skiing.

We then got some good routes in including Acheronte, Flash estivo, Il sentiero dei troll (pictured) and Tuborg but it was all getting pretty thin by the end of the week.

You can get a current conditions report from Cogne from:

Friday, January 12, 2007

Where am I now?

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be away until 22nd January now. I am off to Cogne in the Italian Alps tomorrow. The plan is to have a week of ice climbing but it looks unseasonably warm at the moment so I may just be sunbathing!


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

Well thats it for another year! I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.

I spent the week at home with my wife and 3 kids. I managed to sneak a few days out cragging in the Roaches and the Wye valley. Pictured is a friend of mine, Sid, seconding the 2nd pitch of Valkyrie at the Roaches. This must be one of the hardest VS routes I have done, or perhaps I'm just a Southerner!

I am in the office for a few days sorting out the 2007 programme, insurance etc. This weekend will be spent in the Wye Valley climbing again and then off to Italy Ice Climbing at the end of next week.