New mountains to climb

With no x-ray results and a dogged determination to go on press to see my book printed, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, (3:30am early), I got up, took a good handful of painkillers and set out on my trip to Slovenia. With the early morning and with my sleepiness and blood sugar all [...]

Covering new ground

After weeks of trying to run through the pain, this week my ankles finally swelled up and gave up, bringing me, quite literally, to a stand still. I've been suffering from peroneal tendonitis, which began with a nagging pain running along the outside of my lower leg and into my foot and has now reached [...]

Climbing out of my comfort zone

In the week post Font I've been climbing more than ever. I'm determined to improve my technique, try new things and move up a grade.On Friday I did some technical training with James, a friend from The Arch, who is an amazingly beautiful climber. He makes every move look effortless and graceful, almost dancing up [...]

Hanging around the Biscuit Factory

I think it was the images of ‘hanging tough’ and the Tough Mudder monkey bars that inspired my TM team mate Sandra to suggest we start climbing. It was something that she had been tempted to try for a while and this seemed like the perfect excuse (if any was needed) to start. She first [...]