Once upon a time two young, sun seeking, rock climbers were offered the chance to start a true mountaineering apprenticeship. A week in Les Alps, being led up gnarly ice climbs by Dr Tony Walker was their opportunity to become ‘ard core. This is the story of that trip. On the 16th of February my … More Alpine Ice
Firstly I would like to apologise for the quality of spelling, grammar and picture quality on my last post. I have just re read it on my laptop and am disappointed in myself, to be fair I wrote it on my phone whilst driving around a desert. We (Rachel and I) have now returned to the UK … More Finishing off the USA
A lot has happened since I last wrote some drivvle. We carried on applying for jobs and I did some auto cad for Rachels dad. Rachel got her job back as a belayer at the Calgary climbing centre which earned her a few free climbs and some pocket money. We got pretty psyched on wintry … More A Christmas Adventure
After 5 weeks of being ill, with the last two weeks showing deterioration and with some encouragement from Rachel’s mum we decided it would be best if we bailed out and found some adequate medical assistance. The next day I went out and bought some tickets to Calgary. With a definite time limit set on our stay … More Change of Plan
After yesterday’s day of visiting the doctor and relaxing, today we ventured out to see the city of Varanasi. We got a tuk tuk to Goalia which was a short walk away from the Ganges. Our first view of the Ganges was seen from Marnikarnika Ghat (steps) and was very impressive. Beautiful buildings line the … More Varanasi to Nepal (by Rachel)
Since the last post we’ve had a manic few days full of stress, confusion, adrenaline, fatigue and a splash of anger. We’ve dealt with some very kind people and some very incompetent and shameless liars. We took a ‘private’ bus from Jodhpur to Jhansi, basically a coach like national express but with a corrupt and … More Spices of India
It’s been a hectic few weeks, with lots of lessons being learned.9 On the 20th of September we flew from Manchester to Delhi arriving at 2am. The guest house we had booked was OK, but in a dingy neighborhood described by the Lonely Planet as; downright seedy with a reputation for drugs and shady characters. … More India so far.