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Vent and Mountain

Woo, 3 climbs over the summer months – gotta catch up on this blog.  Picture fest coming up … ventilator ducking out of sight … and in the background some huge, dark mountains. 2,061 more words

all the gear... kind of an idea

 I’m packing for a weekend climbing trip in the Lake District and my bedroom floor currently looks like this.

Buying decent gear and outdoor clothing can be very expensive, but as I’m a broke student I’ve found some ways around this: 73 more words

List Time

Confidence Tricks

Hello, lovely reader!  How’s your week been?

For those of you who didn’t catch my last post about active problem-solving, the main aim of this post is to report back on my first ever indoor climbing session, which took place on Wednesday.   553 more words



The task before me seems impossible. Some say it cannot be done. Many have failed to accomplish it. The past has gone, and the future has not arrived, but the present is ever before my eyes. 26 more words


Climbing Shoes

We were on the way back from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge after a full weekend of climbing when our good friend and climbing buddy, Spenser Bolte, asked a question that could have been answered quite simply, but instead has sparked this entire blog post. 1,098 more words

The elves and the schoolteacher

Section 124 is a startled reflection

Having satisfied the school with his efforts on their behalf, and while the leadership team, desperate to appoint, waited for Rev Dr Albright to return from his recruitment expedition to China and Korea, Vernon took several days off school to obtain his visas. 381 more words

Creative Writing

You Can't Always Get What You Want (at least not quite exactly when you want it)

This October I returned to Kalymnos for the 3rd time this year.

I had all those plans and was psyched for different projects but from day 1 it was really obvious this would be a very different affair to my last trip to the island. 1,881 more words

Sandra Berlin