Rage, rage against the dying of the light!

A quick glance at the Langdale Mountain Rescue Call-out Log (and any MRT nationally) reveals a recurring pattern of walkers and hikers being caught out by nightfall without adequate lighting. It’s hard to overstate just how dark it can get on the hill, away from the ambient lights of town, especially if the moon isn’t up or the cloud is … Continue reading

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15% Off Bouldering Essentials at the Epicentre!

Get ready for the winter season with great deals on everything you need for those perfect winter days that are (hopefully!) just around the corner. Pads – If in doubt, pad it out. Nothing gives you the confidence to go for that next move more than a good pad below you. There are numerous options available on the market with … Continue reading

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A Piece of Tryfan

A spontaneous trip to north Wales this weekend provided much entertainment and a much needed break from work (Don’t tell the manager!!). Myself and climbing partner Ben, headed south, and with the forecast looking so bleak, scrambles and wet trudges were foremost in our minds. However, in true mountain fashion, the forecast turned out to be totally wrong. After a … Continue reading

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Favourite Walks – Scout Scar

We all have favourite walks and areas. Places we know so well but always seem to draw us back. There is always the chance of some undiscovered view or new quality of light that promises to completely change the way you see your old faithful hill. For me, over the past couple of years, it has been Scout Scar above … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

On a recent trip to Reecastle Crags in Watendlath, Borrowdale, we neglected to bring a camera and didn’t even bother getting the mobile out to take a few quick pics. Now this may be largely due to the short but intense and fairly committing nature of the climbing, which leaves the belayer precious little time to stop and compose the … Continue reading

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