Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Ups and Downs of Climbing in the Hinku. Kyashar Expedition 2011.

  (Above is Kyashar and the South Pillar. Credit Andy Houseman.) On the 6th of April, Andy Houseman and I fly from Heathrow to Kathmandu. After a couple of days in Kath, it’s the death flight into Lukla, followed by … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat and Frozen Fairies. (Extreme ledge shuffling on Beinn Eighe.)

(Nick Bullock looking for Fairies. Credit Andy Houseman.)  When the going is good, it’s generally only a matter of time before shit happens. Call me a cynic, but this is what I believe. (Well, unless you are Matt Helliker, then … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception.

“Now then Bullhorn are you coming climbing with us on Monday.”  Guy Robertson’s zeal travelled across the airways and bellowed from my mobile phone, which I was now holding at a reasonable distance from my ear. He continued in some … Continue reading

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Superheating… in the land of islands, tunnels, fish and snow. A Grande Finale.

The weather for the whole of the week we were in Lofoten was, to put it simple, rubbish. Experienced as the three of us are with battling it out in the face of crappy weather, this weather was special. Warm, … Continue reading

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Building Steam in the Sea of Snow

Driving. Headlight beams light the dark and capture nothing but white. The Cairngorm Plateau in full blizzard has hit the Lofoten roads. Once again we are hoping to climb the Odermatt/Röthlin route, Nothing compares to you, high up on Abrahams. … Continue reading

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Nothing Compares…

Bridge-tunnel-bridge-tunnel-tunnel-bridge… Sleet pummelled against the windscreen. Its way past midnight. In the dark I can see the sea ripping against the shore. The side of the road is wave washed. Spume and salt mingle with dark and expectation and fat … Continue reading

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