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Mount Huashan, China

An e-mail came round a few months ago showing pictures of Chinese people clinging precariously to a very high cliff face on a thin wooden plank with the caption: “ 834 more words



the night Greg
summoned up the courage
to deliver his carefully prepared speech
to Sandra,
he was nervous,
declaring that he would
climb the deepest oceans… 71 more words

Odds And Sods

A little bit of love for the Peak District - Embankment Wall, Millstone Edge

It’s great to discover new places, but when you visit the same place again and again you get a real appreciation for the changes in the light, weather, and wildlife throughout the year. 346 more words


Women Only Events in Climbing

I consider myself to be an able-bodied climber, why wouldn’t I? I am constrained by no physical disability and no mental situation, my skill level is roughly proportional to my experience meaning that I am perfectly capable of turning up to a climbing wall on any given night during normal operating hours and start bouldering perfectly independently, or with my equally able-bodied male climbing partner. 1,070 more words


On Everest and the commodification of mountains

In 2013 I wrote an article titled “Vanity, Pollution, and Death on Mt. Everest” that appeared on Our World 2.0, the web magazine of the United Nations University. 487 more words


Injuries and recovery

What is this post about?

- I had an accident, fell on a mountain and injured myself

- I believe that I very possibly could have died if I was not as fit and strong as I am – thank goodness for all those push-ups! 3,819 more words


The Rest of Yosemite

This first appeared this summer on the Parks Project blog, a cool project run by my friend Keith Eshelman.

I got a call from my buddy Clarke and I had to go. 678 more words