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Triumph from within the clouds

The act of reaching your goal can create an enormous sense of Triumph. Hiking in the mountains often elicits such feelings, however the triumph is borne out of appreciation rather than adrenaline. Where skiing, or bungee jumping are high octane, appealing to those with a desire for speed and who want to get their heart rates … Continue reading Triumph from within the clouds

Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Y Gribin – A scramblers paradise

A great aspect of living in London is that my friendship circle consists of people from all over the world; people with different upbringings, different backgrounds and different experiences. This diverse friendship group has opened my eyes to many things in life that I would not have experienced otherwise and, given their experiences of the … Continue reading Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Y Gribin – A scramblers paradise

Scrambling, Scree and a couple of piles of rocks

  https://youtu.be/c2-g7IHICPM The Glyderau is a group of mountains in the Ogwen valley Snowdonia. While incredibly close to Snowdon itself, the Glyderau are, for the most part, considerably quieter and offer just as memorable day out as their more famous cousin.   We started out on Tryfan’s North Ridge, for me one of the most … Continue reading Scrambling, Scree and a couple of piles of rocks

There is beauty in (a little bit) of danger

This weekly photo challenge inspired me to contribute. The world is an absolutely awe inspiring place and nature can be both stunning and irrepressible in equal measure. It is as diverse as the people within it and what represents danger to one represents beauty, adventure and challenge to another. The below photo was taken on Crib Goch, … Continue reading There is beauty in (a little bit) of danger

Hiking Crib Goch and The Snowdon Horseshoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lr6ILGdKY When one thinks of mountains in the UK, generally, the peaks that seem to most readily come to mind are Ben Nevis and Snowdon. Snowdon in particular is pilloried by some for its immense accessibility. Indeed some of the routes and walks on the mountains were designed with accessibility alone in mind. The Miner’s … Continue reading Hiking Crib Goch and The Snowdon Horseshoe

Ueli Steck – More than a Mountaineer

I returned from a  trip to Snowdonia this weekend to see the sad news about Ueli Steck, a legend within the mountaineering community, and a man who consistently pushed boundaries and redefined man's relationship with the mountains. Steck had returned to Everest to undertake the Everest - Lhotse route that he had been forced to abandon over … Continue reading Ueli Steck – More than a Mountaineer

A view from Idris’ Chair

I recently wrote about a recent trip to one of my favourite mountains in Snowdonia, Cadair Idris. They say if you spend a night alone on its slopes you shall return a poet...or a madman. Indeed during the bitterly cold winter and spring months when the rain and the wind rages, it definitely feels somewhat … Continue reading A view from Idris’ Chair