Alaska '17 - Slovak Direct and Moonflower Attempts

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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Five Years Time

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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The Train

The Train

In 2015, Tom and Uisdean Hawthorn spent a month climbing in the Canadian Rockies. The British culture - and transport - seemed bizarrely similar to Canada, but yet so different. It was like a supersize world. This article was written during some down time before going into the mountains, and about the bloody train which repeatedly woke us as we slept in the back of our rental van.

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