Tag Archives: Mountainscapes

Line of Ascent

Take one look at this long line of roped parties – akin to a traffic snarl-up – to understand why, on easy climbs in the Alps, I far prefer to climb solo. There’s nothing intrinsically difficult about this climb provided … Continue reading

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For the View

Why do I climb mountains? People climb mountains for many reasons: Because they’re there (to paraphrase George Mallory), as part of a self imposed challenge (climbing all the Munros, or all the Alpine 4000M peaks for example), maybe simply for … Continue reading

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In Monochrome

This morning we awoke to thunder echoing round the mountains. It’s rained all day and mists have cocooned the village blotting out the world beyond. The rain has only finally stopped in the last hour. The camera has been forgotten … Continue reading

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