The Kendal Mountain Festival 2016 – BBC, Mt. Blanc, Burton and The Bond…


What began as a beautiful autumn day, turned into an aquaplaning nightmare as I passed Manchester.  The Peak District was resplendent in its glowing reds and golds, but the motorway was a silver-grey morass of dotted with beaming brake lights and dousing flood water.  By the time I reached Kendal, darkness had fallen and drizzle filled the air.  What did I expect..?  It’s November after all.

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Aviemore, Avalanches and an OAP – The Third Frostbite Report


Sitting as many of us do, reading blogs like this in the comfort of our own homes, it’s easy to criticise other peoples actions.  I’ve just returned from a  week in the Cairngorms where I was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to witness this first hand.

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Reviewing 2012…


Where do I start?  So much has happened during the past year, and I don’t want to miss anything.  Good job I’m an avid diary writer…

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