• Hauling rock with Wolfie in Todra

    November 20, 2015 Comments (0) Outdoor Features

    “Which route you do?” “The big one, up there.” Ah, this is nice route,” the old man in a djellaba says. “Ten pitches, all 5, 5+.” A bit of banter is expected as you run the gauntlet of Berber market traders stationed along the narrow section of the Todra Gorge. Their stalls offering scarves and …

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  • Book Review: In Some lost Place

    August 24, 2015 Comments (0) Outdoor Features

    – Are you training for Everest? – No, obviously, otherwise I’d be trudging up a loose rubbish dump covered from head to toe in down and plastic, instead of clinging to an acutely overhanging boulder in nothing but a pair of shorts and a woolly hat! That’s what we ought to say, isn’t is.

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  • Book review: The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland

    August 12, 2015 Comments (0) Outdoor Features

    The fact that the Classic/Hard/Extreme Rock format remains popular almost 40 years after its first appearance gives a good indication of what climbers look for in a coffee table book, and yet few since have matched Ken Wilson’s vision. Indeed, such is the desire for a definitive ticklist and guide – spiritual

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