I’ve been a member of the Rough Stuff Fellowship (the oldest off road cycle touring club) for quite a few years now. A friend (Mark) has quietly been doing a historically important job of archiving their digital history, and has just published (via Isola Press) the ‘Further Adventures’ photo journal of the clubs exploits andContinue reading “Further adventures …”
‘It’s NOT just a man’s world …. Two films from (makers of very good rucksacks) Deuter on the physical and emotional challenges of progressing through the UIAGM scheme to earn the carnet of International Mountain Guide – the highest and senior qualification for leading clients on rock, snow, ice, and mountains anywhere on earth. FilmContinue reading “Becoming a Guide”
The Last English Poacher. A short docufilm by Emma Crome ( @coldhouse_ ) about Brian Tovey. Sixteen minutes of film that i have spent days reflecting on. I commend it to you. You can rent the film here for £1 until the end of November.
Via wearecyclinguk …. The Dutch Reach is a simple change of habit that can put an end to car dooring and save lives. 🚘✋👀 We’re urging everyone to open the car door with the hand furthest from it in order to spot approaching cyclists. Simply effective. Please share 👍
Please be aware that there is a guidebook author at large that leads unsuspecting hillgoers on walks to squeeze stiles that he knows they are two dress sizes too big to squeeze through, discreetly takes pictures of them in their pained struggle, and then uses the image in his next book !!
A little explainer video from the Guardian on the bewildering array of weather apps I spend a LOT of time obsessing about weather. Most people working in outdoor activities in the UK will likely use MWIS. It is geared towards forecasting for the hill and mountain areas, i find it to be honest and toContinue reading “Weather apps …”
Background Human error. I do not think it appropriate that the Judge felt it appropriate to suggest that ‘climbers should no longer lead climb the route’. I do not think it appropriate that the Judge suggested (decided ?) ‘that the route on ClimbNZ should be updated ‘as should future guidebooks featuring the Rapaki Crag’ ThisContinue reading “Rapaki Crag Incident”
The results are in “COP26 has made some progress, but nowhere near enough to avoid climate disaster. While millions around the world are already in crisis, not enough leaders were in crisis mode. People will see this as a historically shameful dereliction of duty.” – Mary Robinson – Chair of the COP Elders and formerContinue reading “COP (out) 26”
View from the window. Isolation day 9.
I think this is the first time in 29 years that i have not paraded and paused somewhere in the world to remember the sacrifices of the fallen, and the struggles of those live with unhealed physical and mental wounds from war. Slippers. Medals unpolished. Coughing during the silence. Unshaven. Hand on chair for balance.Continue reading “Armistice Day”