Category Archives: Climbing

A Thousand Words

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^ my new camera

inter-railing

^ Sophie and I book our first flights for the Inter-Rail trip… the adventure begins!

climbing

^ Sophie Jones trying her best to defeat the climbing wall’s toughest feature… the rock boob!

charlotte's 21st

^ Julie gets hungry at Charlotte’s 21st Birthday party

bus

^ Charlotte and I waiting for the bus :)

port

^ Graeme and Mum get acquainted with Victoria’s bottle of port

view

^ Switzerland never fails to deliver stunning views

dolci

^ literally translates to “dessert buffet”, or as we say in England “heaven”

train

^ A weekend in Switzerland turns into a day in Milan!

piazza

^ Merely 3 hours after sitting at the breakfast table wondering what to do, here we are at the Duomo!

view

^ The view (courtesy of Hywel’s iPhone)

life

^ Life. It doesn’t get any better than this.

balcony day

^ On Sunday Hywel and I relaxed on the balcony with a few beers

balcony night

^ Until sunset and beyond

night

^ Lugano at night

mmmmmmmm

^ Dad’s birthday party in the church. ‘M’ theme resulted in everything: Maps, Morris dancer, Magician and Moon-face…

What’s Happened?

OK, so I understand that its been a while since I actually sat down and wrote something proper. Here goes.

Thursday was a good day, I went to a climbing shop nearby with some other people from the climbing club. I bought climbing shoes, a harness, chalk bag, chalk, belay device and karabina. It was a cool trip, finally I have my own shoes and harness to go climbing in!

Friday we left for the Peak District to start the climbing fresher’s trip. Got to camp at about 1:30am and went to sleep.

Saturday we went to a crag and did some rock climbing!

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The tent about 25 of us slept in.

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The crag.

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Doing some climbing.

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The weather wasn’t so bad.

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Almost there…

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Caught between a rock and a hard place.

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Went for a walk and chased some sheep.

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Going down.

On Sunday we went to an indoor climbing centre and climbed for 4 hours straight. Really great fun.

Today, Monday, I handed in some coursework and have been getting back into the swing of things.

This week’s roundup:

Tuesday – Comedy Night

Wednesday – Climbing (yay!)

Saturday – Big gig in the union!

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 8/10
  • Last meal: Mini pizza and chips
  • Thought for the day: Why is it getting dark at 5 o’clock!