Month: August 2013

The Devil’s Slide on Lundy Island

In late August, Mark, Jamie, Kate, Cyrano and I accompanied Tim and his boat to Lundy Island to climb the Devil’s Slide. We had been planning this trip for a while but trying to match tides, weather and availability was always a problem. To get it all done in a day meant an early start from […]


After leaving the Vanoise, Cyrano and I joined up with Jamie and Nic for a weeks climbing in Chamonix. We were fortunate to be in the middle of one of the best spells of weather in Chamonix for a long time. We climbed mainly on the Aiguille Rouges and the highlight being an ascent of […]

The Vanoise with Norton Hill School

At the end of July, I accompanied Norton Hill School Sixth Formers on their Duke of Edinburgh expedition to the Vanoise in the French Alps.  Their plans were not helped by having to rearrange their routes due to a hut being renovated and therefore no room to camp nearby. Another problem was the huge amounts […]