Ben Nevis

The weather was still being awesome and we planned another big weekend, up to the Ben as big as it gets. Again Liam and Rachel did all the planning, I only had to be in the right place at the right time. I picked Liam up in Penrith and we met Rachel and Matt in … More Ben Nevis

Scafell

It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend and it started well with a tasty BBQ on Friday night. Sooner or later Scafell was mentioned and psyche grew psyche grew. We gathered some questionable beta from the wizened BBQ’ing climbers and packed our bags including a tent and sleeping bags and went to bed early. We … More Scafell

The Shelterstone

The weekend following my deck-out Liam, Rachel and I headed to the Cairngorms. After too little sleep in Glasgow we drove up to Aviemore  and met up with Mike. 2.5 hours of trekking later we ditched the 25kg sacks and sorted gear. The crag looked amazing, like a mini El Cap, with a long nose … More The Shelterstone

Decking

We had planned a long awaited rest weekend. Rachel and I went to Lower Swirl Crag for an easy day out. I’d done most of the routes there but Californian Weirdo is dead good, I said Rachel should do it. I was glad to see she found it a little bit tricky. On second it … More Decking

Hoy

Rachel phoned on Thursday and told me to take Monday off work or she wouldn’t see me on my birthday weekend. I got mad at this command. I asked my boss he said yes. Liam picked me up on Friday and we drove to Glasgow, the car sounded like there were stones in the engine. … More Hoy

Cloggy

Chi Rachel and I planned to head to the Rucksack club meet at Gogarth. I was so excited I turned up at Chi’s house 3 hours early. We picked Rachel up from Warrington Station and ate some funky chicken wraps in the car. We arrived late in Llanberris late and met Bart in the Heights … More Cloggy

Lucking Up.

Since the last post, a lot has happened. I tried to be succinct but I think I failed. Things have sorted themselves out pretty nicely and my adventure continues in a positive manner. Sadly this post starts with a loss, Rachel’s Granddad passed away and we travelled to Sheffield for the funeral. We planned to … More Lucking Up.