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

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

The Round Up

Last summer, two different friends told me that 2013 would be ‘my year’. This is something that at the time I treasured, and it gave me confidence going forward, but then after a while I forgot these kind words, New Years came and went and I didn’t think much of it. However, this year has … More The Round Up