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Birth Pains of New Nations – Pete Oxley

The whims and motivations of climbers really are another world to the person in the street. Understanding them is crossing a threshold, it requires a certain suspension of disbelief to start to see the...

Treasured Books

This week I had a chat with Climbing on the Bookshelf about some of my favourite climbing books. These included Hard Rock and the awesome Let’s Go Climbing, by Colin Kirkus.

Adventures on Skye

The past year has been a strange one for adventure. Like most of us, I haven’t left the country which has curtailed some plans for bigger walls and mountains, but also relieved a little...

Kumbi Kariwo Interview

After my blogpost last year I had lots of people get in touch. Most said they empathised with what I’d written, but Kumbi Kariwo told me that she was slightly troubled by it. I asked her if she’d like to help me to understand why that was. This episode is split into two parts.

Finding the Balance – Katherine Schirrmacher

I’ve read Katherine Schirrmacher’s blog for years, and she’s unusually good at expressing all of those little things that can affect your motivation or self belief. In this episode she talks about finding the balance