Erinna / 85

Clay / 80

Steve / 41

Ross / 33

Will Bourne / 29

Will / 28

CatO / 27

Louise / 16

Al / 14

Owen / 14

Becky / 13

Matt Blackmore / 13

Dylan / 9

Rebecca / 9

Rob W-M / 9

Tom Carvell / 9

Joe / 8

Steve Gibbs / 8

DaveO / 6

Martin / 6

Ros / 6

Adam / 5

Doug / 5

Harry Kingston / 5

Cameron / 4

Craig / 4

Eleri / 4

Elliott / 4

Emily Roo / 4

Julie / 4

Lina / 4

Rory / 4

Simon Bilton / 4

Ben / 3

Liv / 3

Mads / 3

Matt / 3

Matt Traver / 3

Moffatt / 3

Naomi / 3

Neil Cox / 3

Rob Squires / 3

Sam Rose / 3

Al Begley / 2

Anja / 2

Chris / 2

Dave Bird / 2

Evelyn / 2

Ita / 2

Jess / 2

Martha / 2

Pete / 2

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Le Brévent, Chamonix
Jun 23rd 2019


I'd wanted to climb a route on this iconic, vertical face for a long time, and we had a perfect forecast for it on our final day in Chamonix. Not wanting to miss our flights home, Blackmore and I caught the very first bin up and raced down the track to ensure we were the first party to the starting belay.

Our haste paid off, and we had the route to ourselves in the glorious sunshine. Blackmore led the awkward chimney pitch, which left me to enjoy the wonderful final corner crack to the summit. Very cool climbing in an amazing situation.

Le Brévent, Chamonix
Jun 22nd 2019


With L'index chair out of action we were limited to picking routes off of the Brévent. Matt and I made our way across the three buttresses of Crakoukass, all of which provide excellent climbing across a fine mix of puzzling moves. I had to french free the 6a/b crack, but of course Blackmore dispatched the moves with no real difficulty beneath me.

Les Mottets, Chamonix
Jun 21st 2019

Voie Princesse

Another poor forecast that turned out to be quite a nice day after all! I introduced Matt to a bit of short-roping at the long, rambling routes up Les Mottets, aka taking our rope for a walk. After a quick transfer in to Vallorcine, we managed half a route before the downpour came.

Les Gaillands, Chamonix
Jun 20th 2019

Les Gaillands

Our first day in Chamonix, and a very mixed forecast, so we stuck to the bolted cragging at Les Gaillands.

Traunstein, Salzkammergut
Nov 18th 2018

Traunstein Sudwestgrat

Stupendous ridgeline ascent of Traunstein Südwest Grat with Matt Blackmore after waking from our bivy on the Barmstein in the morning. 500m of vertical climbing in just over 2 hours across some very atmospheric pinnacles and ridgelines, not bad for a man who twisted his knee six days before (Blackmore, not me)! The next day the winter snows arrived, what a way to finish the summer rock season.

Kleiner Barmstein, Hallein
Nov 17th 2018

Barmstein Climb and Bivy

Another trip up my favourite local scramble to the summit of the Kleiner Barmstein, this time with Erinna and Blackmore for company. We took bivy gear (including sleeping bags this time...) and awoke after a -8° night to a beautiful sunrise on the summit. Great to have Sweep the dog for company too. Woof.