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Yorkshire Dales – May 2014

Thursday 29th May 2014  Today was just a driving day up to the Yorkshire Dales, followed by a bit of a relaxing.   Friday 30th May 2014 This was to be our second attempt at descending Gaping Gill (Ghyll) using the winch that Bradford Potholing club set up every Spring Bank Holiday (late May). Last year… Read more »

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Sherwood Pines – Red Route – 14th Oct 2012

So far this year the bike hasn’t seen loads of excursions worth writing about, and due to an elbow injury I’ve only climbed once since March, so blogs have been few and far between, although I’ve kept myself busy doing plenty of walking or visiting places with Emma. Emma’s been training for her first half… Read more »

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Filey – 5th June 2012

Not bothering with too much of a write up on this but thought I’d share a few photos taken from Carr Naze at the north end of Filey. We did get a soaking on the beach, laying down relaxing whilst the tide is coming in is not recommended, although we avoided a thorough soaking. The… Read more »

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All’s gone quiet

Fear not we are still around,! I’ve had a relatively quiet Feb and March, although I have been on some gentle walks out in the Peaks but nothing more than a walk along Curbar/Froggatt Edge. On the plus side, I have been rebuilding the bike; I’d stripped it down to just a frame and given… Read more »

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Saturday Morning Kitchener!

Being woken by the sound of a pinball machine at 6am is not the best start to any day.  However, when it’s a specially selected alarm tone on my iPhone for maximum “WAKE UP AND GET OUT THERE” effectiveness, it’s kind of bearable.  Thirty minutes to get fed and coffeed up ready for a mate… Read more »

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Gear Review – Scarpa Force

Most people who start rock climbing begin the same way.  Either with a pair of borrowed shoes, as I did or hiring a pair from an indoor climbing centre.  Neither is ideal for many reasons, not least the hygiene issues!  Anyone who has owned their own rock shoes for a length of time will know just how… Read more »

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A weakling and a wuss!

“You should try staying on the path, that’s what your friends are doing.” “Yeah thanks for that!” was the reply to the helpful, trainer shod walker coming up Mam Tor from Hollins Cross, as I picked myself up from being sprawled across the hillside.  Why hadn’t I stayed on the path? Because the path in… Read more »