Note: I’m a bit behind on all the blogging, so here’s chapter two of my American Adventures, back in October. After cruising around Southern California for a bit, it was time to head north and get serious. We were headed to Yosemite Valley to climb some of the most famous routes of all time. … More Tuolumne Meadows aka Telemetry Meadows
So I gave notice to my job and booked tickets for a two-month overseas trip. First, I’m going back to Japan in February, late winter this time, with a good chance of some pow, but also hope of actually seeing the sun for more pleasant touring. First things first, I’ll be spending some time in … More Japan 2016 and Beyond
In case you don’t know, I have left sunny Sydney on an extended sabbatical. This is the first of my dispatches from the USA. The blog posts that follow, are my attempt to summarize some useful beta for people who wish to visit the USA to climb and shred. (Excuse the american spellings, ive been getting into character over … More Land of the Free (Refill)
‘After this, no other place will seem as beautiful, no other place as wild, no other place as epic, no other place as challenging. All other climbing is now just training for the Darrans’ – Vertical Life Magazine. James – We drove into the Darrans in a snow storm. The snow surged towards our eyes … More The Darrans, Winter 2013
A second go at a trip from the past. Some new friends, some new boats, and old friend and the same section of river. The previous trip reports are here and here if you want to compare a carefree romp with being inexperienced.
Double Helix, 30m M4 Ramshead Range, NSW A quick and dirt edit of our new climb in the Ramshead’s, “Double Helix” Music: “You Look Like Rain.” – Morphine.
At the UNSW Outdoors Backcountry meeting, I promised I would put together a list of good online resources in preparation for this years oncoming Ski/Board season. Here it is! The Australian Backcountry Oz BC A great starting point to see what is out there in the australian Backcountry and for some gear and safety discussion. This should … More Backcountry Resources Online
As I develop as an athlete (several years ago to think of myself as such would have caused me great amusement) I feel some formal definition of my sport participation and training should be made. Many outdoors athletes I know do not have this dilemma. Simon and Ro are boulderers. Steve is a canyoner. Dod’s is … More Cross Training
(Note: to avoid confusion I call Mike Giles “Mike” and Mike Mageropoulos “Mageropoulos”) Also sorry about the few pictures, my Olympus broke at the start of the day so we just had Mageropoulos’s SLR which stayed in the pack most of the day. After a day of Ice climbing on Pioneer Ridge and having decided to … More The West Coast, Halcombe