A Tale of Two Cities – Walking Home Through London’s Grey and Green

I had spent an entirely unwholesome day at my desk eating pastries and writing about how to be healthy. The irony is not lost on me. That evening, one day after midsummer, was a beautiful one and offered me the perfect opportunity to detox with a walk home. You’d be forgiven for thinking a walk … More A Tale of Two Cities – Walking Home Through London’s Grey and Green

Cars To Watch Out For – A Road Cyclist’s Guide

Like a proficient driver, a good road cyclist can read the traffic and predict events before they happen. This is mostly down to a familiarity with road layout and traffic movement. The best road cyclists however add another element to the equation – the type of car people are driving. After recently reading a blog … More Cars To Watch Out For – A Road Cyclist’s Guide

Mountain Malaise, A Guide To The Ills Of The Hills – Part 1, Altitude

For most of us, the mountains are a source of health and wellbeing. The combination of clean mountain air, physical exercise and mental decluttering makes for healthy living. It’s when we start pushing our bodies, our capabilities and altitude, that the pendulum swings. Clean mountain air becomes bitterly cold wind that sucks warmth and life … More Mountain Malaise, A Guide To The Ills Of The Hills – Part 1, Altitude

Good Fun Versus A Good Story – The Types Of Fun

Scaling mountains can be viewed as a basic chasing of chemical rushes; adrenaline, endorphins and dopamine all giving that pleasurable sensation that we as humans love and ultimately life for. Climbing is also a sport of higher pleasures and has produced a wealth of outstanding literature about endeavours made in pursuit of that hit. At … More Good Fun Versus A Good Story – The Types Of Fun

My Mountain Family

With the notable exception of the Isle of Man, no man is an island. All of my mountain experiences have been shared with a ragtag clan of like-minded individuals who I believe deserve a mention. The Motivator If it had not been for Matt, I would not be here today and instead be smashed to … More My Mountain Family

The Lingua Climber

Native English speakers such as myself are notoriously bad when it comes to speaking other languages. I met a Dutch woman once who told me that she could only learn three other languages at school because she was dyslexic. To think I was proud of myself when I could read 50% of the ingredients on … More The Lingua Climber