Lessons 28 - 33

More Lessons learnt: improving stove efficiency in the alpine, beta for an Alaskan expedition, the benefits of massage and foam rolling, the 'duffle shuffle,' tips and tricks when using a Micro Traxion and the Monzo debit card.

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Alaska '17 - Slovak Direct and Moonflower Attempts

During my expedition to the Central Alaska Range with Uisdean Hawthorn in 2017, we attempted two routes: the Moonflower on Mt. Hunter/Begguya, and the Slovak Direct on Denali. Despite being unsuccessful on both routes due to bad weather, we still had a great trip and summitted Denali (6190m) via the West Buttress.

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The Chamonix Life

What's it like to live and climb in one of the world's greatest playgrounds? This tongue-in-cheek and 'fictitious' post describes climbing a route with a good Australian friend of mine, and some of the delights of the Chamonix life...

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Patagonia Part 3 - Fitzroy

The third and final part of our trip to Patagonia. Tony and I finally got a break in the weather and managed to make an ascent of 'Supercanaleta' on Fitzroy. It's a fairly amenable route but we were psyched to climb it just before leaving for home!

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Five Years Time

Llion is an outdoor instructor who works on the Bangor University Sports Science degree program. I attended this course from 2010-2013, and learnt a great deal. After a few years of our busy lives, I finally met him again in a Llanberis pub and we put the world to right. He was (and still is) an inspiration to me, and was a sort of mentor during my university years - even though I didn't aways know it.

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Patagonia Part 2 - Chalten

This is the second part of our 2016-2017 trip to Patagonia. Calum has returned home after Torres del Paine, and Tony and I have moved to El Chalten in Argentina. We've been climbing in the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre massifs, and learning lots.

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