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Mark ...take in on Green...

Does this picture of Dorsal arête ring any bells with any of the marks who had green ropes on that day.......





Posted on February 8, 2011 at 23:21 — 1 Comment

"And those that are last shall be first"....and something else about the meek! - Matthew 20:16

If point Five was just another Grade 5 gully climb, we all would have climbed it long ago.

The amount of folk law and mythology surrounding the climb builds an image in your mind which bares little relation to reality. The reason it takes so many people so long to achieve this tick has nothing to do with difficulty or conditions. Its actually in climbable condition pretty often but getting all the components to come together…


Posted on February 8, 2011 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

Geoff I'm sorry !

At team of six went down to Wales today for a MOB introductory winter climbing session. Colin, Keith, Derek and Myself being the more experienced members were going to show Lee and Geoff the ropes on some easy gully climbs....a nice mountaineering day out.


Things started well. Geoff and I intended to do Tower Gully, a nice grade I/II , as a starter. I wasn't sure how much Geoff had done or how he was going to handle the conditions. Of course in the true tradition of the MOB…


Posted on January 10, 2011 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Video - Derek & Rick on North East spur of Y Garn , 30th Dec 2010

Inspired by some of the climbing videos I've been watching on tinternet, I thought I'd have a go at recording a day out myself. Its maybe not quite got the drama of leo Holding on El Cap, or the grunting of Chris Sharma, but Derek does do a little muttering to himself...and some steady climbing in adverse conditions. ( it also features some goats!)


If you watch carefully you can see Dereks , quite understandable, reaction to seeing the camera in my hand ( where the rope…


Posted on December 31, 2010 at 0:30 — 3 Comments

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At 7:32 on December 27, 2010, Kathryn said…
Thanks rick that'd be fab. Just keeping an eye on the sky at the moment!! We've got more snow in edgworth!! I've got scarpa manta boots, crampons but don't have an ice axe (have always borrowed obe in the past)  have all the waterproofs etc... Really wanting to build some more experience. Was on Skye in the Cuillins this time last year :)
At 18:02 on February 26, 2009, Stuart R said…
Hi Rick,
When/how are you planning to get up to Scotland next week?

At 21:00 on December 11, 2008, MarkR said…
you are a bit young on that photo


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