Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Chris Cowdrey
15 followers -
Skier, climber and writer
Skier, climber and writer

15 followers
About
Chris Cowdrey's posts

Post has attachment
Assessing risks in the mountains
Spontaneous avalanche off Mont Blanc. We, as humans, have that
instinctive ability to stay alive. From our commute to work to getting into bed
in the evening, we are constantly and subliminally evaluating and assessing the
risks which present themselves in ...

Post has attachment
So you want cheap gear....*
*Cheap (adjective) costing little money or less than is usual or expected .  The gear that we require for alpine climbing and backcountry skiing is expensive. But does it need to be? Before I go into detail and suggesting ways in which you can save money on...

Post has attachment
So you want cheap gear....*
*Cheap (adjective) costing little money or less than is usual or expected .  The gear that we require for alpine climbing and backcountry skiing is expensive. But does it need to be? Before I go into detail and suggesting ways in which you can save money on...

Post has attachment
Impeding Hitler’s endeavour to capture Mont Blanc – The battle of the Vallée Blanche
A
small, conspicuous metal gate is all that guards the high mountains above
Chamonix from the hordes of Japanese tourists, eager to capture a glimpse of
Western Europe’s highest mountain through the eyes of a lens. Without this
selfless guardian, the Col du...

Post has attachment
Midi to Helbronner, a revised adventure...
How many times do you visit a single ski resort? Once? Twice? Return every season? I have visited a fair few resorts in my 2 years of skiing, but there is one that I keep returning to, with out fail: Chamonix. But why?  That's the question I get asked at wo...

Post has attachment
When 2 become 1...
Winter in the UK can be very hit and miss. You blink and it's gone. Scotland usually does 'alright' but the mountains of England and Wales constantly tease you, leading you on like a school boy crush. A fall in temperatures, a dumping of snow, word on the g...

Post has attachment
My Top 10 bivis
Ahhh Sleep :) We all love it, we all need it. A fundamental part of any holiday or trip away is based around where we'll be counting sheep, the rest just falls into place. At the end of the day, all we can think about is getting into a nice comfy bed and cl...

Post has attachment
Insatiable (7b+) Cheddar Gorge
Me and Chris were supposed to head to Bosigran this weekend, However due to the weather and change of plans, we ended up staying home, so headed to Cheddar for an afternoon instead, just to get our fix. We jumped on Raw Deal (7a)  which I have previously tr...

Post has attachment
The Tranquil Avon Gorge
Our day didn't start to well. I picked up Chris and drove him to Weston so he could pick up his new bike and then ride to Avon. However, we got a few hundred on our way from Weston and his bike kept stalling. We turned around, took the bike back and was soo...

Post has attachment
Daddyhole Main Cliff - Some lessons learned
Our initial plan was to head to North Wales this weekend to do a series of link ups in the Llanberis pass and Idwal valley. However, the weather up north wasn't in our favour. So saving this idea for another day, we stayed local and headed to Daddyhole in T...
Wait while more posts are being loaded