Hallsfell Ridge on Blencathra was in full winter condition on the rocky section above 600 metres last Saturday. (17th Feb). Dolly, Steve M, Paul and I prayed hard for the mist to lift, but it didn’t. The narrow top of the ridge is an entertaining scramble with axe and crampons. … Continue reading


  By Loch T During the first half of October, Ang and I climbed Kilimanjaro. The trip out was uneventful but the long wait for a connecting flight at Addis was tedious. The walk itself was pretty good. As you ascend you pass through five different zones cultivated forest moorland … Continue reading


The Lakes of Vens looked impossibly beautiful. High in the mountains at 2400 metres the three blue-green pools lie in a hanging valley surrounded by sensationally jagged ridges, overlooked by a small Club Alpine Francais refuge. We spent most of the afternoon failing to take good enough pictures, and were … Continue reading