June 02, 2006

Thought for the day
Climbing shoes were probably invented simply to make ski boots appear as a comfortable alternative......

June 04, 2006

Slightly more sensible climbing
I spent another couple of hours at The Castle this evening doing some much more appropriate climbing than the 5As that I was failing to climb on Friday. This time I climbed with one of the girls who'd been on...

June 08, 2006

Almost nailed that tricksy 4b
I bought some more climbing toys during the week, a harness, belay plate and chalk bag, etc. Note to self: there's a reason why the black chalk bags are cheapest, think about the colour of the chalk and how the...

June 16, 2006

Nailed it
I climbed with Linda and Nick last night and Linda and I finally nailed the 4b that had been giving us trouble. Well, I nailed it cleanly and, as I pointed out to Linda in the pub after, we'll see...

Friday Night Skate
Tonight I skated 12.5 miles around the streets of London in a pack of skaters that at times resembled something out of Rollerball; lots of jostling for position and people cutting in and out, occasionally bumping you, sometimes gently, sometimes...

June 17, 2006

Ski Club Rep
During my trip to Tignes in April I skied with the Ski Club of Great Britain's Reps. These are guys that voulenteer to spend 3 weeks in one of the Ski Club resorts and ski (and drink) with club members,...

That's that then, I'm packing the rock shoes and harness
It seems that Bariloche is near to some rather amazing sport climbing areas (1), (2), (3)... Ok, some of them look a little advanced for me and for some of them the season doesn't start until November but there may...

Cerro Catedral opens today
Cerro Catedral, the resort in Argentina that we'll be skiing in on our BASI course, opened today. Right now it has 30cms at resort level and 150cms at altitude. The Cerro Catedral website is here. The hotel that we're staying...

June 20, 2006

No plans until after Argentina
Currently I have no firm plans for what I'll do once I get back from Argentina. Given the way my life is at present I figure it's wise not to plan too much as who knows what I'll want to...

June 21, 2006

Climbing until your arms explode
Another evening at The Castle and since none of my regular climbing partners were around I joined in "The Session" again. Once again my climbing this evening was pushed to new levels because the people I was climbing with decided...

June 23, 2006

More Friday Night Skating
Tonight's Friday Night Skate took us from Hyde Park Corner to Angel via Soho, Covent Garden and Exmouth Market and then back to Hyde Park Corner via Old Street roundabout, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, London Wall, Holborn, Trafalgar Square, Regent Street...

June 27, 2006

I said, no plans until AFTER Argentina!
I've been speaking with Dougie of R21 about their slalom training course in November... It fits in so nicely just before the Ski Club Rep's Course that it seems rude not to... Anyway, right now I'm looking at my options...

June 28, 2006

Unable to do the Eddy Matzger Skate Workshop
This week's email from the Friday Night Skate people contained a link to the London leg of the Eddy Matzger skate workshop. Unfortunately the timing doesn't work for me this year - I'll be moving out of my flat that...