Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Exciting times ahead

Feeling a bit pissed lately with my recent finger injury hasn't been to good but things are now starting to look good for the near future, The 2012 Denali trip is now in the process of being put together, a team of us are planning on heading out to the remote mountains in Alaska to attempt Mount McKinley, we are looking at heading out around mid May to Mid June giving us enough time to hopefully complete the West Buttress route and possible another more difficult line on the mountain. There is going to be lots of planning and training involved in the build up but hopefully allot of hard work and commitment from us all should have its rewards. The training seems to be going really well at the moment, I'm managing to get lots of miles in running and I'm feeling pretty strong. Must not forget winter is around the corner too and this year I'm really psyched for some hard routes. Ive been training for a while now on the tools with some simple daily pull ups on the axes, fingers crossed weather will be good this weekend so I can head down to the chalk and get some proper training in.
There is also talks and plans for a January trip to Norway for some ice so Hopefully by then I should be strong enough and ready to get some tough classic routes ticked off.

The Coldest Mountain in the World - Mt McKinley

Monday, 3 October 2011

short and sweet....

Not had allot of time to update my blog lately has things have been pretty hectic,Had a good day at portland last weekend with lots of new onsights and so nearly coming close to my first 7a onsight on "Sacred angel" and this weekend I was part of a challenge to climb the first portland mile in 24hrs for breast cancer, myself and phil were partnered and had to climb most of the routes up to 6a in the blacknor far south and south area, we then went on to help the other teams by climbing a few routes around at beeston cliff, these were pretty cool and entertaining, anyway we managed to pull it off and raise £1000 for breast cancer.

Onsight of "Oblivian is forever"

"Oblivian is forever" 6c
Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are
naught without prudence, and that a momentary negliance may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; Look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end