Turkish Delight

After a few years of life getting in the way of climbing, we finally booked ourselves our first proper climbing holiday since November 2015. We fell in love with Sicily on that trip, but wanted to explore somewhere else. Simon had read about the climbing in Turkey back in 2009, had bought the guidebook but … More Turkish Delight

Book review: PopCo

Maths and Marketing: I was intrigued by the subject matter of Scarlett Thomas’ PopCo as I’m not (at all) proficient in the former which I find somewhat frustrating, and work in the latter. I had no doubt that its discussions around advertising would be rather Big Brother-ish, but I’m always up for a story that … More Book review: PopCo

Book review: The Hard Years – Joe Brown

History has always been important to me. Knowing how countries became the places they are today, uncovering the mysteries of past lives, and realising that in most things little changes with time but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Unusually however, I knew incredibly little about the history of climbing, despite being involved in the … More Book review: The Hard Years – Joe Brown

Brits attempt the Matterhorn during awful season

This summer has seen the worst conditions on the Matterhorn in 60 years, with storms, more snow than should ever fall in July, and all-round bad omens for hikers, climbers, and skiers alike. Last month, at the time oblivious to these ominous circumstances, British climbers Simon Chevis and Jez Wingate set out with the goal … More Brits attempt the Matterhorn during awful season

A New Chapter

This week, I graduated university (in case you hadn’t noticed by my Twitter account…) – I walked confidently down the cathedral aisle, managed to stand proud on my rarely worn 5-inch heels, and shook hands with three men I’ve never met before. But one of the unemployed masses I will not be. After 5 months, … More A New Chapter