Not a climbing post. Got the van down to Europe for the first time which has been fun and scary.
A few days in bruges and lille before a dash down to font which was wet but great for a walk.
Been great to spend time with the crazy lady before we get back to reality. I have 7 weeks to train for font and after all the bad (good) food and beer this week I need to get on it. And we both need to get on with looking good for the wedding. And planning it of course, 5 months to go.
Promise climbing updates soon. But for now …
We may be mad but we made a dash for sunshine before the snow today. Dave had noticed a sheltered quarry that also got the sun and alsi not in a guidebook. With an early start we hit the rock early and found it nice and warm although belaying was in down jackets and gloves!
Superb day, best named climbs I’ve seen and I put up my hardest sport grade outdoors in the UK
Check it out here on inc
Even when it’s belting through the lake district
Nicer from the warmth of my bed
So on the pretence of a friends birthday and due to foul weather we headed off into the lakes. The weather really was manky.
I’m not sure the van option was a great idea as 80mph winds were rocking it to the edge.
But we set off over the tops , battered drenched but happy
We wandered through the old copper mines, it’s incredible to think of the guys literally teeing through mountains. And that rock is hard! We made it into Cathedral Cave, is hoped it was still bolted but looks like the National trust don’t want climbing in there. Still stunning though
We made it back through various quarries in time for cake alcohol and games
And don’t mess with the girls
It’s more than a little agonizing seeing all the pro climbers constantly travelling and looking at my meagre holiday allowance.
In an effort to stretch it out I’ve planned a week in Scotland to tick Nevis, a mini euro road trip, another yoga retreat in Portugal a few festivals aaaaaaaaaand a fortnight in Font in May.
Super psyched already and starting to plan training. Hoping to call in on font on my way back from luxembourg in March and have a scout.
I feel the next 5 months of my life may be focused on this rock…
I was pretty happy at last new year, it was pre-yoga and pre-campervan. Both of which have had a huge effect on my life.
I’m now fairly solid in thev6c-7a range on indoor sport and I boulder and 6b+ with an odd foray up to 7a. I put up a solid e1 towards the end of the year on trad too.
This year I’m going to make it about self actualization and the outdoors. Already the van us getting us out more and we are going to explore with trips to scotland, Luxembourg, France and Belgium planned. I’m determined to get back to font and spend more time bouldering outdoors.
One of my main aims this year is to be less greedy especially around food, and sweet things, I would like to be more respectful of the planet and my body.
I am hoping to stay fit and will push forward with my yoga practice to improve my physical and mental health.
These are not measurable targets like last year but in think this reflects on the change in me over the last 12months.
Much love and good luck for 2018
Sorry I’ve been quiet I’ll resolve to be much better! Have a fabulous time x