…the tough go walking, climbing, biking and swimming in rivers I'll be honest; things are a bit tough at the moment. Work is keeping me busy (not least with an hour's commute each way) and Dave is settling in to a new job up at BBC North. Working nights, weekends and bank holidays, I'm left … Continue reading
Category Archives: Climbing
How to have an entirely unsuccessful bouldering trip
With a few days to fill while Dave is on a mountain-biking holiday in France, and with a climbing trip to Wales having fallen through, I was left with a dilemma. Should I head to the hills for some hiking? Get out on my bike? With weather undecided, I made an early dash up to … Continue reading
On learning to lead climb
I'll let you into a secret. I was a teenager in the 90s. Remember the grunge look? Checked shirts, terrible baggy cardigans and doc martens? That was me. The alternative music of that decade – Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nirvana – still fills my iPod now. But one of the best things about growing up in … Continue reading
What’s a girl to do?
Since my last post, my biking activities have been significantly curtailed, by the world's lengthiest puncture repair/ inner tube replacement process – and even after finally getting back on the bike, technical issues continue (evidenced by a slightly terrifying experience involving a seized wheel whilst crossing the road in front of a speeding van). So, … Continue reading