The Ben

  The Ben       If someone says to you, they have climbed ‘Orion Face Direct’ on Ben Nevis they are probably not telling the truth. On the other hand if they mention a route on ‘The Ben’ they probably are telling the truth. Climbers do not use the...

Climbing in the Jebel El Kest area of Morocco

  Useful things to know about climbing in the Jebel El Kest I noticed quite a lot of people have been viewing the Morocco video so I thought I would add a bit of useful information. These are the distilled observations of four climbers who spent an intense two...

Ice Climbing in Ouray final thoughts

Well it was a great trip for Clive and David they each climbed approximately one and a half miles of steep ice, try that in Scotland, which is what we went to Ouray for. Unfortunately I injured my hand and lagged some distance behind in the mileage stakes, I...

The American. More Ouray Stuff

A friend of Clive’s came to join us last night.  He took over our living space as a bedroom and ate all our food.  Then he used the bathroom – see photo .He’s an archetypal American and his name is Drew. Drew is a cross between Charlton Heston and...

Ice climbing in Ouray – continued

  More fun in Ouray. Just in case anyone was getting fatigued by continuously scrolling down I thought I would start a new page. Today David got to climb “The Skylight” which by any stretch of the imagination is one of the very best climbs in the...
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