Pillar Rock, situated between the valleys of Ennerdale to the North and Wasdale to the South is often said to be the home of rock climbing in the Lake District. Immortalised by Wordsworth in ‘The Brothers’:
You see yon precipice – it almost looks
Like some vast building made of many crags.
And in the midst is one particular rock
That rises like a column from the vale,
Whence by our Shepherds it is call’d, the Pillar... Read full article
Following on from last month’s snowing in of Ken Priest, it is my turn to seek refuge with my eight carefully selected tomes. I have limited my choice to those currently sitting on my bookshelf, otherwise this could have taken some months.
My first selection is a paperback copy of Soldiers on Everest by Jon Fleming and Ronald Faux. This book tells of the joint Army Mountaineering Club with the Nepalese Army attempt on Everest in 1976. This is a cracking tale, easy reading and full o... Read full article
‘Twas just after 8:00am on Friday morning when I arrived at Mel Evans’ abode in the posh end of Kingswinford, and after loading the van we made our way to Snowdonia. Ironically the weekend was organised by Ken Priest who couldn’t make it because of man flu (as you know ladies is the worst kind!)
On route we stopped off at Pinnacle cafe at Capel for a cuppa and beans on toast where Mel suggested "Bochlwyd Buttress" just up from Ogwen cafe. Neither of us had climbed here before ... Read full article