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TNF KCF

For the last few years Kalymnos has been a regular dot on our calendar, thanks to The North Face and their Kalymnos Climbing Festival. This year was to be no different – with the small exception that we would be getting married! I would never be so bold as to say Caroline is a little [...]

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Turkey and Trimmings

The trailer is here…    

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Meteora Meltdown

Everything was so well prepared… and then I had what I can only describe as normal cognitive shutdown (Caro would just call it “Idiot”)!  Having discovered directions, camping info and route recommendations for Meteora before we even began the trip, we were all set to go!  Unfortunately the night before boarding the ferry from Italy [...]

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PROject

It’s been a very busy few days here in Kalymnos, but finally I have the chance to sit back, relax, and watch the action at this years The North Face Kalymnos Klimbing Festival PROject Competition. Sadly I am injured, which rules me out of the comp!  But I’ll still be there to holler and hurl [...]

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Interprete Trad!

One of the existing Trad routes of Interprete – a crazy set of holes to a scary slab! Well, before we even boarded the Ferry across to Greece, we took the opportunity for a few relaxed days in the little known Sandstone area of Interprete.  We had first visited this special place 1 year ago [...]

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Turkey and Trimmings

  Our Italian Job… Summer is on its way out and Winter is coming, its time to head south on our seasonal migration to escape the cold and the rain!  This time last year we started Our Italian Job, and over the space of one month, discovered countless amazing cliffs we had never heard of, [...]

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Its Official!

So a month of rest…   Well, that was the next stage of the plan, and I have to admit that it doesn’t seem to be working either.   Almost another month of easy climbing has now passed and if anything my injury is feeling worse.  On certain holds, in certain positions, it is absolutely [...]

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What Happens When…

… it all goes wrong!   Ok, that might sound a little over-dramatic, and it probably is.  After all I only have a tiny injury in my finger.  I can still walk, I can still “climb”, I can still do almost everything… But, my fingers are my connection to my world, both my pleasure and [...]

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The little things…

After almost 1 month of rest/very easy climbing, my finger is showing no signs of improving.  Its a strange pain, in almost the same place as as the A1 pulley, but a little off to the side, sort of inside and between the fingers.  The pain depends completely on the position of my little finger [...]

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Passing The Baton

Trad climbing is where I come from, and even though I am probably climbing in this style less than ever before, it is still where my heart lies and so I look forward to any trip back home with great anticipation. After our action packed trip to Reunion Island, and a hectic schedule of presentations [...]

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