As chosen by my 9 year old daughter, in no particular order. These are walks and scrambles she has enjoyed over the last few years and a lot of them have a few things in common – fairly short, steep, often scrambles, good view at the top and as far removed from a “boring walk”Continue reading “Top 10 mountains for kids”
I shouldn’t complain, I am very lucky to live in such a scenic part of the UK with moorland and hills on my doorstep. However it’s human nature to want what you can’t have and so I dream of trips to the Lakes and Scotland and further afield, currently out of bounds to us inContinue reading “More Teesdale walks”
After 30+ years of visiting hills and mountains there are certain places that I return to time and time again. Maybe the walking and climbing is superb, maybe I have memories of good times there with friends and family or maybe the scenery is stunning. Here are my top 10 places in reverse order. 10.Continue reading “My favourite 10 Wild Places”
Bit of a departure from the mountain theme this week. I won’t do it too often, I promise 😀. So here we go again. Covid cases rising, the threat of more lockdown measures and the prospect of a winter of uncertainty. I could make a lot of negative comments about the incompetence of those paidContinue reading “Covid angst”
Cuillin Ridge, May 2001 – Still waiting for news of my new nephew and still in need of distractions, so here is an article I wrote for the Durham University Mountaineering Club journal in 2001 following a successful traverse of the Cuillin Ridge with my brother Jim in a year not unlike this year….. TheContinue reading “Cuillin Ridge, May 2001”
Incredible formation of cumulonimbus clouds seen today from the Thelwall Viaduct on the M6. Just shows you don’t have to go off the beaten track to admire nature 😀 Credit for the photo goes to my 9 year old assistant, I was busy driving….
Back to Scugdale tonight to try out some new climbing gear and a new way of climbing. Since last week I’d been mulling over the problem of how to reduce risk when climbing alone and I was keen to try out a possible solution. I’d spent the week watching You Tube videos and picking theContinue reading “Thoughts on climbing”