Cherry and Mr Spittal stroll along the lower ridges on Tower ridge
Jamming School at Millstone
Stefan approaches the pipe.
Stefan climbing the bullet hard sandstone of Messa de Los Santos, Bucaramanga, Columbia
Stefan looks worried as we go off-route.
Sitting atop the napes needle as part of our Wasdale Triple challenge. Stefan climbed the route in Tweed, for extra authenticity.
Stefan sits on his arse in Wales
Bloody chilly on the mot
Yes, I was posing for this a bit. Skidding out of Nottingham at 4am to try and climb Kinder Downfall before lectures at 2pm – this winter day in the Peak district was easily one of our best winter climbing experiences.
A healthy breakfast by the river before embarking on our ‘Wasdale-Triple’ challenge.
The fickle Peak District winter tick
Slapping over the top of another Roaches grit route, early in the morning.
Sat atop wings of unreason
Harnessing the power of funky tights
Stefan on technical Master
Stefan on Sandstone in South America
Pint size cans of 10% strength Lager. Perfect re-hydration in Southern France.
After following the shade up a steep couloir, we were greeted with clear views of the Ecrins range in Ailefroide.
Escaping Huntsmans Leap through a line of honeycomb-like pockets.
Jugging laps in the quarries can be tiring for the uninitiated.
Bracing against high winds, Stefan still manages to take selfies.
Stefan at Pill Box Wall
Cherry finishing off the Super jamming testpiece – Cracking Up
The first 2 day ascent of ‘Clash of the Titans’
Cherry on the Ascent of man
Stefan on the fiddly crossthrough move on Left Wall Traverse
Stefan and Mr Fisher on the Icy upper pitches of Tower Ridge
Pic: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Pic: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Cherry looking fly on Washington Column
Second Wall! Now for Beer, Wraps and Music
Half Dome’s ethereal glow of awesomeness (or forest fire)
Look at all that water!
Beneath that blank stare there was pure joy.
Last pitch of EL CAP!!
Day three and its starting to hurt
Sunset over Lochaber
Stefan topping out the rouge pitch
Stefan leading the rogue pitch, Point 5 Gully (5, V)
Stefan (green) and Cherry (Orange) on the 2nd pitch of Point 5 Gully (5, V)
Cherry finishing the first pitch of Point 5 Gully , (5, V)
Cherry drinking breakfast while queuing at the base
Cherry starting pitch 2
Cherry getting covered in more spindrift
Stefan below the first pitch of the Curtain (5, IV)