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Weekend in the lakes

What amazing weather we had for our long overdue weekend in the Lakes! ` Little Chamonix` was our goal and after waiting for the Autumn sunshine to warm the wind chilled rocks we set off en route. The first pitch proved quite daunting to me and much harder than it looked since some of the rocks were worn quite smooth in places. At the back of my mind I was trying to picture the tricky move yet to come and was feeling a little worried and rather shaky. The…

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Added by Julie Proctor on September 27, 2010 at 22:12 — 2 Comments

paragliding video in Mont Blanc range- very nice!

Thought some of you might like to see this, especially the flyers amongst us.



Rick

Added by Rick Riding on September 21, 2010 at 22:21 — No Comments

The Great Climb

Greetings everyone. Back from cycling in the alps a bit fitter and leaner for the coming winter!

Has everyone seen this film on BBC i Player. Its only on untill tomorrow I think, but worth a look.

see you all soon

Rick


Added by Rick Riding on September 3, 2010 at 23:03 — No Comments

Mike and Caroline en France

It’s a simple formula; drive to Dover, catch the ferry, sleep somewhere cheap and enjoy the Alps in glorious sunshine. But it rained, heavily and our remote village near Le Desert on the GR54 offered bread twice per week…and little…

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Added by Mike Chambers on September 2, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

July minutes

Thanks Pete for prompt email good they are also on web pages as I cant read word docs had this prob with Harriers news they now use pdf files which all can read DD

Added by David Dickson on July 29, 2010 at 8:37 — No Comments

On tour with Betty Swollocks

Currently touring SE Asia with my good friend and constant companion, Betty Swollocks.



Was in Cambodia last week and visited the Genocide museum and site of the 'Killing Fields' - pretty grim !



Now in Laos, just spent a week in a rural village with a local family. Going White Water Rafting tomorrow, looking forward to that. then it's a few days trekking in the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.



Hope everyone is well, how are you Derek ?



Cheers for now,… Continue

Added by Mark Ainsworth on July 21, 2010 at 5:09 — 1 Comment

Barbeque at Wimberry Crags

ChewValley Cragsmen are having their annual barbeque at Wimberry Crag off the the A635 in the Saddleworth area tomorrow night.Folks are asked to bring their own light refreshment() and some food.There will also be climbing .They celebrate on the Tues closest to the solstice every year

Added by Brian Knowles on June 21, 2010 at 14:26 — No Comments

Rick on Sling Tests

Sorry I haven't worked out how to add a comment to your blog ,Rick.Just to let folks who picked up on your blog a discussion about the video is still running on UKC's Forum Latest .Think the heading is'How to break nylon and Dyneema slings' and was posted last Saturday.

Added by Brian Knowles on June 19, 2010 at 14:25 — No Comments

Falls on slings!! You should see this....... quite surprising.

An interesting test video which opened my eyes to the limitations of equipment. And being a fat bastard ie. more than 80kg....a little worrying!

The morel of the story....tie in with your rope. Don't attach to the belay with a sling only and certainly dont then step above it.


Rick

Added by Rick Riding on June 12, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Ups and down of a paraglider (The un-edited version)



Ups and down of a paraglider.doc

View looking down Therlmere and one down to Brothers Water.…

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Added by Derek Kenyon on June 7, 2010 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Cleaning night at Wilton 1

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Added by Rick Riding on May 21, 2010 at 20:24 — 2 Comments

Mayday camp at Regges on Anglesey

Mob Mayday Anglesey[1].doc

Added by Derek Kenyon on May 19, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

We could get a set of these, to go with the plastic crampons!!!

May be a bit radical for us old timers set in our ways, but maybe this is the way forward?






also have a look at this Tin Shed, if you haven't seen it before. Some good videos and stuff!…


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Added by Rick Riding on April 15, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Scotland Ice Trip Film

Have a look at this film from Petzl, well worth a look.

Added by Rick Riding on March 27, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

First leads

Technically my first ever lead was on eney at Wilton 3 a VDiff, but It was a route I had top roped many a time and knew well. It was picked mainly because the beginners rack held between Will Shaw and me, (1 set of wires and 10 quick draws) meant the choices where limited. Becasue I knew the route well it was a straightforward climb, but still a little nerve racking when I was on it. When Dereck text me on Sat night suggesting a trip over to Stanage. I was in, it would get me out of a family… Continue

Added by Mark Russell on March 18, 2010 at 10:57 — 3 Comments

The Circus has come to town

It is always difficult to motivate yourself on the Sunday of a weekend away if you have had a long and hard day on the Saturday. So with this in mind it was 10.30 am when Rick, Colin, Mark Rothwell, New Mark, Young Will and myself old Mark got out of the cars in Glencoe to head towards Dorsal Arete in Stob Corrie Lochan.



Needless to say we could not park in the nearest car park due to our late start. We did however recieve some vital information and advice from a minibus driver. I… Continue

Added by Mark Davies on January 30, 2010 at 12:12 — 3 Comments

The Boys from the North West head for the North East

After a late arrival at the Grey Corries Lodge 12.00 midnight if I remember correctly, it was an early call, on Saturday morning 4.15a.m and Rick and myself were up and about Derek and Will were woken and the long day started.



Our taxi driver Mr Eastwood drove us all to the North Face car park he went back to bed dreaming of soaring around the hills. The familiar slog up towards the CIC hut started. Now I think that I am reasonably fit but it always puzzles me when I hear Derek… Continue

Added by Mark Davies on January 29, 2010 at 22:40 — 2 Comments

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