Seynes

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Here are some pictures from last weekend climbing with my brother Paul at Seynes in the South of France. What a crag. South facing, 325 climbs up to 8c, walls, tufas and even some slabs. We stayed close to Alès, which is … Continued

Cuillin Ridge

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Three days after deciding to go to Scotland, Pete and I were starting the infamous Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye, scrambling along slippery rock in the rain towards the bivouac gear which we had left on a col about … Continued

Cosmiques Arête Revisited

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Twenty six years later… a repeat ascent of the Cosmiques Arête. Winter climbing is like eating eggs. Just as scrambling an egg turns the raw ingredient into one of nature’s miracle foods, so, taking away the people, airbrushing the track, … Continued

No Ordinary 3b

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How I managed, through gross underestimation of the objective, to make what I thought was going to be easy rock outing turn into something more memorable. We’ve been spending most our time in the Vercors cycling. This has been fantastic; quiet roads, … Continued

Rock Climbing in Switzerland

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The Wendenstöcke (near to Interlaken in Switzerland) is one of the best climbing areas around if you like top quality rock, sustained and technical climbing and leg-shaking exposure (and occasionally run-outs). Any climb there is a memorable experience, and ever since I … Continued