Monday, October 29, 2007

Half term with the family

I spent last week in Northumberland with my wife Kate and our 3 boys. We had some gorgeous weather and enjoyed quiet beaches, castles and even a bit of bouldering! The photo shows Archie (5) on a boulder problem that must merit a V3 in wellies!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Home at the moment

I spent the weekend in Wales with Chris, Dave & Adam on a learn to lead course. The three of them are friends who have been top roping for a while and wanted to become self sufficient as leaders. They all did really well and we had a cracking couple of days. On Saturday we did the full length of the Idwal slabs and on Sunday went to Holyhead Mountain where they managed several leads including New Boots and Panties - Severe 4a.

I am supposed to be working in Wales again today but seem to have pulled a muscle in my back and/or chest so am taking it easy for a couple of days. Lots of tea and sympathy!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Winter Training Commences

I started my winter training programme on Saturday by spending the afternoon on my bike. I did manage a Cream Tea in Snowshill and a bit of shopping in Broadway en-route but its all good! I ran up Bredon Hill yesterday morning and then walked up it with the kids in the afternoon.

A few crisp mornings have got me longing for winter, it promises to be a good one this year for me as I will be in Scotland for 8 weeks and 4 of those are planned to just be out climbing with friends.

This week I am at home. I diarised a quiet month to spend some time with Kate and the boys and to get my admin straight at home. I am in Wales for a learn to lead course this weekend and will be spending this week trying to get the house straight. We have it up For Sale at the moment as we are planning on moving to North Wales next summer. Fingers crossed for a buyer!


Monday, October 01, 2007

Picos Climber 2007

This is a slideshow presentation of last weeks trip to the Picos. It will open in a new window. Click on the little box and select fullscreen for best results and then close the window when finished. More details on the course are available at

Picos Climber Sept 2007

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