Blog posts

Vanoise: Walking (and running) around Pralognan

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 20, 2013 at 13:18.

 Hill walking

alps fell running pralognan trekking vanoise

A summary of walks and runs we went on around Pralognan whilst we were there.

Cheese, cheese and more cheese

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 15, 2013 at 02:20.

 Other

alps cheese france grenoble

What I'll miss about France, and what I won't!

Vanoise: Dome de Sonnailles

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 21, 2013 at 15:57.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alpine mountaineering alps pralognan vanoise

Our second Alpine peak in the Vanoise was the Dome de Sonnailles, from the idylic Refuge de la Valette.

Vanoise: Pointe de la Réchasse

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 20, 2013 at 08:36.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alpine mountaineering alps pralognan sunrise vanoise

Our first Alpine peak of the holiday; Pointe de la Réchasse, which offered a small glacier and a long rocky ridge to the summit.

Parc National de la Vanoise

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 20, 2013 at 06:35.

 Mountaineering and climbing

alpine mountaineering alps pralognan vanoise

A quick summary of our activities in the Alps this summer, with a few general words about the area.

'C' Ordinary Route on Dow Crag

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 26, 2013 at 10:51.

 Mountaineering and climbing

climbing coniston dow crag lake district multi-pitch

A final bit of "Alps training" and the only the second time I've been climbing on Dow Crag.

Corvus: How to avoid the queues

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 24, 2013 at 07:05.

 Mountaineering and climbing

bivvy borrowdale climbing corvus lake district multi-pitch

Corvus is one of the classic Lake Distict multi-pitch climbs and one that's been on my to-do list for quite some time.

Attack of the flies: Why not to bivvy without a midge net!

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 17, 2013 at 03:48.

 Mountaineering and climbing

bivvy glyders midges scrambling snowdonia

A few days in a very sunny, windless and hence midge-tastic Snowdonia.

Back to the fell running: Two days in Wasdale

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 12, 2013 at 04:14.

 Fell running

fell running lake district wasdale

The Club's "Big Weekend Out" this year was to Wasdale, where we just about managed to squeeze onto the Wasdale Head campsite.

Sharp Edge with Sir Chris Bonington

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 29, 2013 at 04:04.

 Hill walking

blencathra lake district scrambling sir chris bonington

A report from the Club's annual walk with our honorary president, Sir Chris Bonington. This year, we went from Mungrisedale up Bannerdale Crags and then Sharp Edge onto Blencathra, returning over Souther Fell.