The Second of our Expedition reports came direct from my pen. The drive was long, so very very long, and after 4 days we were all eager to know what we had come so far for... our first taste. After finishing our rather long drive, and getting our first glimpse of rock, we pulled into an amazingly shady spot on the back side of a giant brown rocky castle. Piero obviously knew of this spot from previous journeys as he came directly here, no detours or backtracks, simply straight to the point.
Update #2 from Ethan on our trip to Yangshuo, China. Hello fivetenies! Today marks the two-week countdown to the end of our trip to Yangshuo, China. The trip so far has had some ups and downs, some peaks and troughs, some highs and lows, as all trips do. The one thing that has stuck in the forefront of our collective consciousness is that the climbing here is really, really good.
December in Britain can be dreary! With flights at a mere £100 and a forecast of a sunny 20 degrees Gran Canaria looked appealing. A family holiday with a beach priority but enough rock to keep insanity at bay. However, we were met by some of the worst weather on Gran Canaria in years, torrential rain and gale force winds. Schools were closed and buildings were blown down. In true British style I opted to climb on this day!
Within the indoor competitive climbing world, last Saturday night was one to remember. After a long week as Chief Setter, the rewarding crowd and electrifying atmosphere were very much welcomed. Check out this video from Dark Horse Series: Round 2.
I was awarded the North Face Young Gun Award this year at the 2010 SCS National Championships. I would just like to thank everyone who had a part in this, and a very big special thanks to my mom as well.
Last weekend was a special one…Last weekend after having some hesitations about many reasons I decided to participate at a competition of the tour de bloc in the small town of Quebec. I really loved this weekend and I thought it was important to let you know my small history about this.