I play in the mountains - sometimes I write about it, sometimes I photograph it...other-times I'm too lazy to do either.

S ometimes, often while scared in the mountains, or alone in a foreign subway (or bar), I feel self-important enough to share my thoughts on some (often irrelevant) or other topic.

Or, it's just a blog

It's Just Not Cricket

Cricket, really? I used to play tennis! Monty Python Before I found climbing, I embraced the well trodden path that is establishment education: as little classroom time as possible countered by...

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Weighting the Dice

A t a crag recently I was part of a somewhat impromptu rhetoric on the bolting abilities of some new router who, it was felt, had placed a bolt or two...

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The Devil Works You Hada

“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health...

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The Numbers Game

Lies, damn lies and statistics "Alpinism was exceptional and sacred because it was closed to the masses. And now it finds itself in the same historical situation, as love. When love...

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A Convenient Fiction

  This (writing quarterly opinion-pieces) certainly is more difficult than I thought. It is a few days until the submission deadline and I have nothing of interest to use as content...

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Take (there)

"There was me and my Monkey. And with his dungarees and rollerblades smoking filter tips; Reclining in the passenger seat of my super-charged jet black Chevrolet; He had the soft-top...

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The Right To Risk

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are for"  - William Shedd I've kept the quote a little shorter, and a little lyrics and no obscure...

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Spring Cleaning

  Reading the comments made by Mr Mugabe regarding the protests in his country that “…there will be no Arab Spring in Zimbabwe”, reminded me of a little sojourn of mine...

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