Sunday, 23 November 2008

Wharncliffe Wanderings

Dave Gregory was doing a bit of research for a someone writing a history of James Puttrell (JWP) and he had a selection of ancient b & w photographs - ostensibly of Wharncliffe) that he wanted identifying. It was the coldest day of the year so far (1.5 degrees) but it seemed like as good an excuse as any for a day out.
We managed to i.d. all the shots except one (left) which was captioned "Puttrell's Crack" though this turned out to be a wide chimney crack. Despite having climbed in the Peak for a combined period of over 100 years, neither of us could put a name to the route. I even placed a thread on UKC asking the "great and good" for their help, but so far this has also drawn a complete blank!

We also visited Cascade Buttres, the Bass Rock and Lodge Buttress, so I took a few shots for Eastern Grit Ver.III though that will be a few years down the line.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Every one's a winner!

Photo: CC checking out the jump between the horns on the Svolvaer Goat!

John Harlin described Lofoten Rock as "perfect" when it was chosen as the winner of this years Banff "Mountain Exposition Award".

Enough said!

Cheers to Sherri, Colin, Thorbjørn and Alan - as ever it was a team effort!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Easy as 123

That's that then - Kalymnos done and dusted. Five weeks, 123 routes, 10 minutes rain - and tomorrow we head for home - I think I am going to cry! The 10 forecast STILL shows no rain, the temperatures continue to drop, and I estimate the number of climbers around has dropped from over 1000 when we first arrived to less than 50. At Arhi this morning there was a solitary scooter compared to the 50+ at peak times. On thing is for sure - as Arnie said - I'll be back!

A month in Switzerland

Gornergrat - rammed A month passed in Switzerland and it has been very pleasant, climbing, hiking, chilling and even doing a bit of to...