I woke up this morning, 5.30am as usual, fully expecting to find myself dead. Or at the very least transformed into a flake or globule of ash courtesy of Mr Putin and his unstoppable nuclear weapons. I staggered out of bed and made the first pot of tea of the day for Dr C and … Continue reading Nobody woke up dead!
An introduction to the Wainwright fells of the Lake District and how one retiring mountaineer took up the challenge of hiking up all of them ..... in a year!
Until I hit the age of 60, quite some time ago, I was a half decent mountaineer. Not one of the immortals who has scaled Everest, but a plodder with two axes and crampons who engaged with a few Himalayan peaks above 20,000ft, as well as frozen waterfalls in France and Switzerland. I have stood, … Continue reading Mindful mountaineering: From the Alps to the Himalaya
Lobuche East; Nepal I wrote this article about a small expedition to the Himalayan peak, Lobuche East in 2005. I was 59 years old and extremely fit, reasonably experienced as a mountaineer, and with lots of family connections in Nepal on my wife's side. We began the trip as a family with my wife, my daughter … Continue reading Mountains:”I’m a mountaineer get me out of here!”