Most of us have heard of the Antikythera mechanism, the first known analogue computer, believed to have been made during the Hellenistic period (323 BC - 31 BC) but lost to the deep for two thousand years. What its true purpose was, or method of manufacture, remain unclear, and …
Hey Andy, I have a question relating to rope damage, if you have any feedback it would be much appreciated. I have been building my experience and lear…
I noticed that the synthetic insulation degrades fairly quickly up to a certain point (I read 20-30%) and then a little more over a slower period (espe…
Hi Everyone. On tour at the moment, which is both fun, scary, and hard work. Fun because it’s nice to be on the road, scary because I’ve not stood on a…
Hi Andy Earlier in the year, I went on a weekend-long big wall course at a big Welsh outdoor center. The instructor taught, rather than using a Fifi ho…
Q&A on a complex subject
I’ve been working over the last few weeks on a new post about shorts, which sounds pretty dull, but is pretty interesting as it involves a lot of ancie…
"The King hath … declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter. It will be a vest." Samuel Pepys (1666) At one tim…
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