Its something we all do, get “complacent through familiarity” . Be it walking across a road, driving a known street or as in this case, think we are safe on a well know mountain “because we have been here before”. I’m glad to say climbing in a team of regular buddies as I tend to do I’m fortunate to have people around me (some with military backgrounds) who tend not to fall into this trap and really do think SafetyRead more
So let me get it out the way – – I am OCD about weight, space etc and they just typically don’t serve a need for me – i don’t take hot food on a climb and its rarely hot enough in Scotland to need a keep cold solution.
That may be about to change…Read more
Happy New Year! Hopefully you have now got over the hangovers, stopped eating chocolate as a major food group and have managed to get out of bed before lunch (just me?) and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. I know a great number have already been out and about , with lots of climbing and hill walking pics gracing my social media feed. I made it for 1 great day of winter climbing in the Cairngorms and haveRead more
I’m sat on my sofa staring at a pair of expedition boots I bought a few weeks ago. They were bought for two planned expeditions – Mont Blanc and Island Peak. Yet now I have no hope of getting there.Read more