We arrived in Talkeetna tired, jet lagged and confused. The past 36 hours had been a whirlwind of getting on off various forms of transport and moving large amounts of food and equipment. After an obligatory Road House breakfast we headed off to the National Park office for our ranger briefing. Before the briefing I […]
I wake up eager and excited, but also slightly nervous and stressed. One more day of packing and organising before me and Ben head off to try and climb a new route in the Revelation Mountains in Alaska. There’s excitement in the fact that soon we will soon be where we have been planning and […]
Not only is the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses my favourite place to climb in the Alps it also has my favourite approach. After 45 minutes of skinning up through the hustle and bustle of the Mer de Glace we fork off left onto the Leschaux glacier and suddenly we are in our own […]
Just before Christmas I spent around 12 hours sat in a car on the off chance that some crystals of ice had formed on a certain HVS. As it turned out the crystals had not formed and the only reward I got for my driving efforts was a few hours walking in horizontal rain. […]
“Dude! The rule is: when you’re drunk and mother fucking high, do NOT play with your gun!” “I know, I know man, but what can I say, I just like carrying my gun around, it feels good on me. And anyway that bear was gunna break into that RV. I had to do summat.” The […]
Looking through some old photos and videos the other night and decided to make a little film about mine and Malcolm Scott’s trip to Waddington a couple of years ago. Hope it provides some entertainment.
I can’t remember exactly when I first met Gregory. It was probably sport climbing somewhere. Back in the day he used to be almost exclusively into clipping bolts. To be honest, I didn’t get on with him so well at first. He was too “new school” for my fusty traditionalistic ways. But gradually, over the […]