March 20, 2011 Nant Gwrtheyrn, WalesThe race season has officially started in Britain with the Halo British Downhill Series kicking it off in Nant Gwrtheyrn in North Wales. Marc Beaumont blasts out a win with his winter training apparent, followed by Alex Bond. Steve Peat takes third with a bobble that caused him to stop on the course and Josh Bryceland was just .25 seconds behind him for fourth.
It’s been a while since my last blog post, been too busy studying and not climbing enough. I promised myself in the new year that I would try and get out on the grit one day a week, which I have kind of stuck. Early January we had the British Champs that took place in London. I ended up finishing 3rd, I was reasonably pleased with this as I hadn’t really been expecting to do that well. So my one day a week challenge has been going well and the weather has been kind. I started mid Feb, first...
Timy Dutton stormed onto the Ski Scene in 2008 when we won his first and second Big Mountain comps ever. Since then Timy has gone on to compete on the worlds most prestige Freeride circuit and filmed segments in Ski Movies such as Warren Miller's and MSP. Although still young an a new name he is someone to watch for years to come.
Hoy ha sido uno de esos días en los que escalar ha sido un lujo, frío el justo, mas bien buena temperatura, regletas perfectas, arqueos meditados y medidos, trucos y métodos por doquier para poder cerrar el ciclo del Rotpunkt, y como siempre la mejor compañía.
16 year old Five Ten athlete Enzo Oddo completed The Beautiful and the Damned V13, a problem originally sent by fellow team 5.10 member Kevin Jorgeson. From an article on Rock and Ice: "The young French phenom was spotted by his father, who amongst a litter of crash pads made sure his son didn't hurt himself trying to complete the third ascent. Oddo's third ascent of The Beautiful and the Damned follows in the footsteps of such hard climbers as Jorgeson and Ethan Pringle."
Just a quick message to say I made my first 8c+ yesterday - Lover 2.1 in the Zillertal. Im really happy with this, and it puts me in good spirit for my return to England next month to try my project as I know I am in my best shape ever, by a long long way.