"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Lowering off, Gandia

"Caving" at Gandia

Day 3: Gandia, Topdeckio


After a few hours in the sun, releasing feet from rock shoes is the epitome of bliss. 

Martesa: 2nd day

On day 2 we found a friendlier crag, and began to rediscover that we
could climb.

Day 1: Aventador, Gandia

We bit off more than we could chew on our first climb - Carbono 14. 
I should have known we'd be a bit shaky to start with, but we jumped on this 6a, got spanked and had to abseil off. Not the best start!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Queue chaos

Courtesy of Ryan Air

Vindication from Alan Kimber

Good decision not to go to Scotland!

The Good the Bad and the Very Bad

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Looking ahead over the next four days it appears that Saturday could be okay, along with Monday. However in between Scottish hills are in for a pasting from intense weather systems blasting in from the Atlantic. Snow is forecast along with storm force winds, so at least the snowpack should survive. Today it has been snowing above 600 metres, as far as I can see from the comfort of my home. Tomorrow a very early start to go east might be the only option for a day on the hills, before seriously bad weather blankets Britain later in the day.

Off to Spain

I'm typing this sitting in the car in Wanstead, having arrived too
early to pick Nick up. Wanstead isn't at the centre of the universe, I

Woke at 4 again. Feeling trashed but excited at the same time.

The forecast for Finestrat couldn't be better - 4 days of sunshine,
light winds and temperatures between 16 - 20 degrees C. Yay!

Monday, 15 December 2008