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A Grand Day Out

This piece was published in Climber Magazine in 2016. We talk about a golden age of climbing as something passed. The big first ascents, standards being defined, precedents set and a nostalgia for an...

Looking for the Key

Published in Climber Magazine September 2017 I first heard of Sardine and Raven Tor when I was a teenager working in a gear shop. It was a cushy job. Once the floor was hoovered...

Brit Rock Film Tour 2021

A few months back I had a message out of the blue from Alastair Lee. Through his company Posing Productions he’s responsible for the Brit Rock Film Tour, showcasing his fantastic cinematic films. This...

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...

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