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
I have never fully tried to put into words the reasons why I have such an obsession for climbing – it’s one of those things where I often think “If you’re not a climber, you won’t understand”. But I have been encouraged to voice my passion by Sallyjane, who has herself a fear of heights … More Head for Heights
This weekend (25th-27th November) saw my second trip with the mountaineering society, to the more southern section of the Peaks known as The Roaches. Staying in the Don Whillans Memorial Hut (aka Rockhall Cottage), a small stone house built around existing boulders, we ventured into the gales for more adventures on gritstone. The hut itself … More The Roaches
Last weekend the University of Surrey Mountaineering Club (USMC) headed off to the Peak District for their annual Freshers’ Trip. 65 members, new and old, pitched tents and unpacked crates for a weekend of rain, climbing, and a fair amount of pub-invading. The first day was wet and cold, so many headed to indoor centres … More Sleep. Climb. Drink. Repeat