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Olly Roberts
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The Positivity of a New Year
Seeing in the New Year on Ingleborough So its a new year, where many climbers will begin to write their goals and aspirations for the coming year. Suddenly a new year seems to kick start peoples brains. It gets them thinking about what they want to achieve....
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Autumn Sunshine in Mallorca
After a miserable autumn of weather in the Yorkshire Dales, Claire and I booked a last minute trip to Mallorca for some sunshine. We headed to the South-West of the island and based ourself in Santa Ponca. We were blessed with the weather and had five days ...
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The Beautiful Forest - Fontainebleau
     Claire and I had spent the last ten days exploring the Chamonix, but unfortunately the weather was looking too good for the last few days of our trip. Like everyone in the Alps, eyes are kept firmly on the forecasts and plans hatched for excursions int...
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A Busy Year in the Outdoors
     I've been pretty quiet on the blog front this year unfortunately. Personally it has been a bit of a mixed year in terms of my own climbing. I moved to a new area at the end of last year and have found it hard to meet new climbing partners to get out to...
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A Weekend Pass on the Ice at Beinn Udlaidh
      Scotland was having a cracking February with lots of ice forming with sunny stable weather conditions. I am focussing most of my winter exploring areas of Scotland I haven't previously visited whilst gaining experience ready for my Winter Mountain Lea...
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A Forcan Windy Day
     Our decision on where to go today was made a lot easier after seeing Ken Applegate post a picture on twitter of the stunning Forcan Ridge bathed in sunshine yesterday. This was an option for some point this week and a route I have been meaning to climb...
A Forcan Windy Day
A Forcan Windy Day
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A Grand Day Out On Beinn Bhan
     I had heard a lot about Beinn Bhan, recently being in the UKC news pages for a new X,10 mixed route and looking through the pages of my Scottish Winter Climbs Guide. It is a relatively modest height, the summit trig point at 896m, but rises straight ou...
A Grand Day Out On Beinn Bhan
A Grand Day Out On Beinn Bhan
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A Wild Day on Pen-y-Ghent
     I have been working for Jonathan at Rough Edges  for the last three days delivering phase two of a Prince's Trust programme to young people from Oldham. It has been a busy week, based out of Ingleton, battling wild weather and difficult conditions with...
A Wild Day on Pen-y-Ghent
A Wild Day on Pen-y-Ghent
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The word for a week of Scottish Winter: Optimism
     Driving up through the Southern Uplands, we keep our eyes peeled for any sign of snow. A week of wild weather and fluctuating temperatures hadn't done much for the snow cover. Our aim was to explore some of the quieter mountains in the North West.  Loo...
The word for a week of Scottish Winter: Optimism
The word for a week of Scottish Winter: Optimism
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Major Thaw in the Cairngorms
     So after fighting our way through the powder the last two days, we awoke on New Years Eve in Newtonmore looking up to cloud and very damp hillsides. The plan to head into the mountains above the village completely backfired as the temperature has risen...
Major Thaw in the Cairngorms
Major Thaw in the Cairngorms
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