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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Xmas 2012



Me, Mags and Mam plus a plumptious Kelly Bronze

Thursday, 20 December 2012


10.12.1926 - 8.12.2012

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Combe Ghyll Glaciators

November 5th
Glaciated Slab

Almost a year to the day since the last visit
Another fantastic day on the wonderful clean rock of this ideal late season venue

NB high on Trod Whateverer

Borrowdale from summit

Careful with that ab Eugene

Another day, another climber on
Trod Dovera

(c) CM UKC


Combe Ghyll

Tricky crossing
Compare with This entry
A Glorious End to the 2012 season?

Saturday, 3 November 2012


Sat 27th October - Friday 2nd November
Was it a Mission Impossible?
Would we get Carried away?
What's the chances of a Blow Out?
Who'd be Dressed to Kill?
Why these questions?
Album here

Some late sunshine
Time out for a short bout of the baleriacs


Sun worship

End of our street - Cala Remolaros


Soller Tren

The Lotja

Bellver Castle

Can Eduardo, Palma


Here one minute

There the next......

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Walthwaite re-run

October 22nd 
Raven Crag, Walthwaite
Pressed on through some very poor weather to find Langdale in decent condition

Left to right
Route 1 S (NB)
Enterprize VS4b (AT)
Route 2 HS (AT,NB,AT)

(c) Campbell West

The striking sky line arete

Route 1 and Enterprize top out

Route 2
Unknown climber on another day
(c) Westmoreland UKC

Route 2
NB in
fine position
View across to crag  from Wainright Inn

Ron's return

Oct 13th - 21st
Ron has a week of R and R in WWOW

Touring Teesdale


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Scouting for gear

Monday 15th October
Upper Scout Crag Langdale
Route 1 VD (PM,NB)
Route 1 VD (S) PM, NB, PM, NB)

Langdale Autumn


Todays crag centre right

NB on the move

AT misses out, priority parental interrupt

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Never a dull moment

Monday 8th October
Another bright sunshiney day out west

Raven Crag, Langdale
Climbing up there with the best 
Norm and Boris accomplicing
Original Route (S) AT,PM,AT
Oak Tree Wall (S) AT Logbook here

Original Route

PMcG moving up P3

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Distant view of same (NB)

Arriving at belay top of P3

Contemplating crux moves final pitch

NB view
AT and PMcG just visible middle left quarter

It's time to meet the stars of the show

The Langdale Pikes

Support Act

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Saturday Riggs

October 6th

Wandering walk north of Ings
Mix of metalled lanes and muddy meadows

Langdale Pikes

 5 miles, clockwise from top left

Friday, 5 October 2012

Ten Years After

Oct 4th
Another one off day for good weather
Brimham abandoned to its sunny but stygian self
Rolled on to Almscliffe
PMcG first time since November 2002? Never say never again
Rough Wall alternate finish VD
Pinnacle Flake Climb S 4a
Fluted Columns S 4a
Stewpot S 4a (PMcG)
Rough Crack VD (WHAT!)

Climbers on Pinnacle Flake Climb
(c) Tom Pollock UKC

AT playing with flutes

PMcG stirring it up

AT makes the jam

Homeward sounds

With thanks to Alvin
(another jammer of some renown)