Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Nick meets The Queen

Well, not really, but almost.  Life is way to busy to be blogging but I couldn't let this moment pass by without being recorded:





Thursday, 11 May 2017

Piemageddon

Oooof! I took the hit. Fully fished out.

(shared with Holly and James of course)


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

UKC Article

Two articles published in as many weeks!  Quite the prolific author, I am.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=9287

...Off the back of which, we have been asked to give a lecture at the Alpine Club.  For an hour!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Risky Business

Never mix business with pleasure they say, but here is an article (well, sort of) that I wrote for work about managing risks in a climbing context.  The thought process has much more in common with project management risks and issues than you'd expect.

Plus, now I am famous (well, sort of).

http://www.basis.co.uk/new-blog/2017/3/21/how-to-climb-frozen-waterfalls-without-getting-killed

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Children are a lot like ice climbing

'When they are here you want rid of them, and as soon as they are gone, you want them back again.'

Nick, March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Good Day, Bad Day

Tuesday turned out to be an enforced rest day after James felt ill on the walk in. At least we retrieved the bags.

On Wednesday we nipped back into yet another canyon to have a shortish day on a narrow route that looked fun - it turned out to be a charming 90m (not the 30m I expected) WI4+.  The was a sneaky steep bit at the end so we dubbed the route 'The Charming Sting'.

Not much to look at
Sometime, I like to wear boots. Orange boots.
Unfortunately the trip has ended with a whimper.  We walked in today, our last day, to either repeat Cathedral or do a smaller route next to it.  We opted for the smaller one - with a steep section, but not a particularly long steep section.  As soon as I set off, I felt it in my calves and then on the steep bit I just wasn't at the races.  So came down.  What a disappointing end to the holiday.  We do have some beer now though.