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Bday Pembs 22nd Aug 2016 The times they are a changin'...

(Left: A sunny birthday in Pembroke in April, bliss) To say this year has turned out to be eventful for me would be an understatement; your twenties tend to be times of great change and dramatic...

Xmas hat 31st Dec 2015 Filming, festivities and general anaesthetics...

Happy New Year, 2016 is here! (Image left: my sister Ali with Theo (our little man) who didn't like wearing his christmas hat!) I had quite an entertaining lead up to Christmas with a couple of...

Chorro 10th Dec 2015 Winter is upon us, let the wellies come out of the cupboard!

I would say that winter is here, although I am happily enjoying the almost balmy weather we are having at the moment. It feels like the inevitable cold is just around the corner though, so the long...

8a lower off 23rd Oct 2015 Another f8a onsight and a Summer round up.

It’s been a busy time over the last couple of months with quite a lot of coaching work and when it’s in Font and Kalymnos, it doesn’t get much better! My trad plans for the summer didn’t...

Interview 7th Aug 2015 Filming with Hot Aches

A few weeks ago, I went over to N Wales to join The Hot Aches crew who are making a film about Natalie Berry and her transition from comp climber to trad climber. It was good to catch up with Nat,...

Packed up 6th Jul 2015 Glasto '15 etc

At the moment I’m sitting in my van in N Wales waiting for some rain to pass over for some filming with the Hot Aches guys...it’s been a busy time leading up to this. If I’m honest the...

Monastery 14th May 2015 Kalymnos coaching May '15

After a brief few days in Sheff on my return from Spain, I was jet setting off again to the holiday island of Kalymnos. The land of dripping tufa, sun soaked beaches and restaurants aplenty! Image...

Lu and Ben 1st May 2015 Monster trip to Spain!

Sitting here at my desk in Sheffield tapping away on my computer (with cold fingers) feels slightly odd, as I’ve just returned from over two months away in Spain and France, living in my van. Just...

Oli Shampton 5th Jan 2015 How long can one person be ill for?

Well, Christmas and New Year have come and gone...in a bit of a blur of lemsip, hankies and a snifter of Night Nurse. Yes, I sucoombed to some sort of nasty virus at the around the second week of...

El Latido 29th Nov 2014 Best trip ever...?

  I’ve just got back from three weeks of climbing in Catalunya and to describe myself as being on a high would be an understatement! I think I can safely say, it was one of the best shorter sport...