The Journey Begins

As I reflected two years ago, I started climbing when I was ten or eleven years old, and became swiftly hooked. A weekly kids’ club at a local wall meant that after 6 years of casual climbing, I was at a 7a indoor top rope level, and after college, in the summer before university, I … More The Journey Begins

Breaking Down Roadblocks

No, this isn’t about destroying diversion signs on our (currently frozen) roads. It’s about those mental roadblocks that stop you from achieving your potential, and can leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled. More specifically, it’s about those roadblocks that stop you physically, from adventurous pursuits that require a keen mind and a body that can … More Breaking Down Roadblocks

Climbing Mountains

I don’t usually like self-promotion on blogs, especially when their focus is writing, articles, and general-interest pieces – readers don’t need to know about the author’s lives. Tonight however, I am making an exception, for an exceptional cause. In June 2013, I have the opportunity to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing at over 5,800m, it … More Climbing Mountains

The Art of Rowing

So, I’ve taken up a new sport. Whilst still maintaining my love and enthusiasm for climbing, over the summer I decided I’d like to try something more team-orientated. I’m awful at ball sports – having slightly odd knees and hips, running doesn’t suit me well and my foot-eye coordination leaves a lot to be desired. … More The Art of Rowing