Upon planning for the Wales trip this weekend I decided that I wanted to stay lightweight with the cooking arrangement. I came up with the plan that I would use boil in the bag meals in my jetboil, Now I had to test it before taking the plunge to Wales and set about purchasing a … More On a side note, Testing required
The time is soon dawning upon me, The yearly North Wales climbing trip with Colchester Climbing Club. Now……. I have a bit off as problem! I am one of these over planning type people who has to be prepared for every eventuality and possible disaster. It has its advantages and disadvantages, The main issue it … More Ready, Set, PACK!
A few posts ago I spoke of some news that I would be unveiling. I was hoping to have a few more bits sorted before the news but now is good as ever. It has been agreed by the boss and the family that we will be going on a European tour next summer in … More News of sorts
It was time to test the homemade portaledge yesterday with a trip to my local woods. Sam who is a friend of mine came with me to scale a tree. Now Sam climbs trees for a living and before I know what hit me he was up to the top of the tree! I’m not … More A success upon testing
Or in my case just make! I decided that I would like to give a portaledge a try for tree camping. The single point mount looked a lot easier to string up compared to my hammock. Now the problem is I didn’t have £500-600 going spare to spend on a ledge and fly sheet (any … More Make do and mend!
That is the question Or the later a fact with a injury. over the last week and a bit I have been trying to up my weekly climbing intake after having time off on holiday. Which was great! I haver been out trying to slim down my tree climbing kit and also perfect my technique for … More To climb or not to climb!
Firstly apologies for lack of content in the last few weeks. This has been due to overwhelming activities/illness/family issues/work (delete as appropriate). Secondly we (the family) were very sad to have to say goodbye to South Devon at the end of our visit to such a beautiful piece of the country. Apart from being completely … More Time away, time again & time wasted
Its that time of year for our first family outing to Teignmouth in south Devon. Two to three times a year we make the 4-5 hour journey to the opposite side of the country to visit my grand parents. After a early start on Sunday morning (4am leave time) we made it into Teignmouth for … More HOLIDAY TIME!
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’ ‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving … More 3rd Managment Lesson
The time had come again to give one of my favourite indoor climbing venues another visit. So 10.30 on Monday morning myself, My wife (who had a meeting in London), Sasha and Paul (both climbing friends of mine) Jumped into my car and pottered down to Stoke Newington. We once again arrived on site and … More Another trip to The Castle in London