My hope by finally writing this up is there is a little catharsis for me once its finished. Never have I been more disappointed in my life than by the situations I had to face in Norway. If you aren’t too interested in the sadness then enjoy the cool photos and pass on by!
For me this is one of the best things to happen recently. Thanks to some judicial editing and other helpful people I finally wrote up the story of my ascent of The Scoop on Sron Ulladale and am very pleased to announce that UKClimbing have posted it as one of their leading articles. Check [...]
Having been on the search for the right food for my attempt on Troll Wall I’m very pleased to announce that I have just taken delivery of a tremendous weight of Mule Bar energy bars and gels which should go a great way towards simplifying and improving my consumption on the wall. [...]
Before xmas I walked in to Corie an t’Sneachda to try and rope solo a route. It was raining and whiteout then and by the time I got to the base of The Message my head was elsewhere and I was fried. Cairngorm 1 – Pete 0.
Flash forward to Sunday just gone and [...]
So lots of updates and news to add here in the first six days of the New Year.
Firstly I’m very glad to announce that I’ll be working with Buff again this year which is fantastic. Looking forward to staying warm in all the gnarly places on this years trip list. You can see [...]
So I was cleaning my memory card today in preparation for Chamonix in a few days time and made a jolly pleasant discovery.
These photos cover some of the things I’ve been up to in the last fortnight or so, I’d forgotten just how great its been with all the snow everywhere. I don’t [...]
So I’m hoping to get on Troll Wall this winter but to do this I need your help. Please click on the link here
and vote for my beautiful face!
Spread the link to everyone you know and vote from as many computers as you can.
Berghaus are kindly offering a prize worth [...]
The tooling series ended last week and I was second in the overall standings. To be honest I’m pretty chuffed with this as it was my first attempt at anything like this and in reality I have done very little mixed climbing. I’d like to think that the feel that you get from aid [...]
Two days snowboarding this week and its only Wednesday lunchtime!
Monday night me and Katie went out to shred the neighbourhood and found some great alleyways and stair sets to fill our time.
Yesterday was the great news as I was able to take my new splitboard out for its first run. We hiked [...]
With the Scottish Tooling Series looking like it might come down to the wire I’ve been trying to put in as much extra training as I can this week. Due to a slightly nerve-wracking lack of rope work recently I’ve been able to spend every day in the garage on the wall which is [...]
Just a couple of housekeeping/news updates that don’t really fit anywhere else!
I just completed the second round of the Scottish Tooling Series and it’s all going rather well. You can read my write ups from each of the events over at Alpkit who have been very generous in helping me out with some [...]
There is a reason, in my opinion, that so many of the great climbs of the world are on granite. It’s because granite knows what’s up. It giveth and it taketh away. If degranite wants you to have gear then you get good gear. If doesn’t want you there it’s smooth as the proverbial [...]