Posts for category: Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday 9

14th Dec 2001- I think. Little Tryfan, North Wales. Early winter Back in 2001 I was working in South Wales on Gower. I made a lot of trips up to North Wales, year round – and this particular trip was to climb with Kate Smith and Lois Woodward. I think it was Lois’ first time […]...

Flashback Friday 8

28th November 2012 – Winter Skills, Glenmore Lodge – Berghaus Team In November 2012, there were some great winter climbing conditions in the Northern corries, Cairngorms. For example there were many teams on the Mess of Pottage, and queues for Hidden Chimney. Berghaus had a great week at Glenmore Lodge testing out their new range […]...

Flashback Friday 7

November 2010 – Lena and I back at El Chorro This time of year lots of climbers are enjoying mini breaks to sunny sport climbing venues, before the winter season fully kicks in. Lena and I had our first trip to El Chorro in 2010. This was still when the Camino Del Rey was partially […]...

Flashback Friday 6

Roughly 2001 – My first trip to El Chorro, with Matt Leggett This time of year climbers are often away on a sport climbing holiday. A very popular destination is El Chorro in Spain. I first went there in about 2001 with Matt. It was just after there were 5 deaths in 1999/2000 on the […]...

Flashback Friday 5

15th November 2009. Trying out my new WW kayak paddle Back in 2009 I was freelancing in South Wales, and I spent my free time doing whatever activity the weather allowed. I had just bought a new paddle and a new WW kayak – so I was keen to start using them. This is what […]...

My 10 favourite photos from October

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Flashback Friday 4

A quick climb between showers. 1st November 2009. Gower Back in 2009 I was living in Swansea, and worked on The Gower Peninsula. I used to go for quick climbs afterwork, evenings, and on days off. I must have done this climb a 100 times. It has one 4c pitch and I’d done the moves […]...

Flashback Friday 3

Caving in 1999, with Longtown O.E.C. I worked at the brilliant Longtown Outdoor Education Centre (just inside the English Border, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park) back in 1999-2000. This was the beginning of my caving years – like all instructional staff in South Wales we all went caving a great deal. Here, pictured […]...