In the British climbing community, you’re bound to have heard of Lofoten at some point. Usually described as being one of the only places on the planet that has more rainfall than North Wales. Tales of terrible storms, weeks spent sat in a tent waiting for dry weather and mind-bending frustration at poor conditions conjure […]Read More Late-season luck in Lofoten.
A faint orange ribbon had been growing across the eastern sky for nearly an hour. Sat there, shivering in my bivvy bag the warning words of the guide book echoed around my head. ‘Long’ – ‘Serious’ – ‘Remote’ “Yeah but if we split it into two days we should be fine – there’s a huge ledge above pitch […]Read More Tape, Tea and Taylor Swift on the Storpillaren
“Go to Hell”. In England: [insult] instruction. Requests the target of said insult proceed directly to endless burning torture in the afterlife. In Norway: [advice] suggestion. Informs the target of said advice of their best chance to climb dry rock in the seemingly permanent precipitation of the Trondheim area. After 2 and a half weeks of thrashing […]Read More Going to Hell
The four days we’ve been in Sweden have taught us three things. 1. House music can always be found if you scan through enough radio stations. 2. Swedes all drive estates. 3. Bohuslan granite is good. Really good. “Bo-hu-slan, I told you about it months ago” Andy sounded rather exasperated that I had no idea […]Read More Flügger färg!
All climbers know the feeling. You open your eyes to see canvas above you – you’re in your tent. You’ve slept in late to recover, because you’ve just come down from an absolute epic. Stupidly, you decide to try and sit up. Mistake. Every single muscle in your body aches, like you’ve just gone 15 […]Read More Another new supporter!
For those of you who read about our Yosemite antics, or watched the video of us on Triple direct, you will have noticed a particular element of our trip that played a somewhat central role in our comfort, happiness, and probability of success: Hydration. We all know how much hydration can effect your output in […]Read More New Supporter Announcement!