Before I read Regions of the Heart, I’d never heard of Alison Hargreaves. To be honest I can’t even remember where I first saw the title of the book, or what prompted me to buy it. But I am so glad I now know about this remarkable, intense woman who pioneered women’s mountaineering quietly and … More Book review: Regions of the Heart
The current weather situation is causing devastation and heartbreak across Britain, but not just for those who’ve lost their homes. I am not wanting to in any way diminish the effect this bad weather has had on people’s lives and livelihoods, but the influx of rain has also caused problems for those hoping for a … More Weather Woes – Where to Climb?
The weekend of the 3rd-4th March was the Mountaineering Club’s Annual Dinner, held in the beautiful (if a little soggy) Peak District. After a night of camping in Chesterfield in which tents were shared and many a pint had at the local pub, the club awoke to classic Sheffield rain. However, undeterred many ventured to … More Peaks, Pints, and Party Dresses
This is a question that has been argued by many students, enthusiasts, and centre staff. Which is better: roped climbing, or bouldering? In an article by the Guardian, the two variations were compared and given scores – the results seem to show that the two were in fact almost exactly the same, and the differences … More Climbing vs. Bouldering