I once shared a stage with Robert Twigger, author of 'Angry White Pyjamas'. His book tells the story of moving to Tokyo in order to master aikido at Ja…
VBL clothing, does it work?
Aged about five, I found a long stick that was about the same height as me. For some unknown reason, I decided to walk down the street pushing the stic…
Part 1
There’s a famous climbing story in which a young climber approaches a big wall legend as he’s drinking in Yosemite’s Mountian Room bar, and asks for ad…
Q&A
I had a friend who once cut his thumb off while clearing a fouled up lawnmower, another who had his arm twisted off by a fouled up yacht propeller, ano…
The term “get-home-itis” is used by pilots to describe a common cause of accidents, where a pilot circumvents safety procedures, good practice, sound d…
In this weeks Now Get Out of That, our two climbers, stuck high on a cliff, faced with an unprotected crux which puts the second in harm’s way, is join…
New Book Project: 100 BelaysYou will often come across ancient belays that only comprise of very old and rusty pitons, with no way to place your own gear, so knowing how to…
Placing protection before you need it.
Working through climbing problems