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no-image 31st Dec 2013 2013 in numbers.....

Peak Mountaineering's 2013 has been a great year.  Here it is in numbers..........   386 - metres of climbing rope that have been used and retired 145 - Clif bars eaten ourselves or given out on mountain bike courses 12 - hooks added...

no-image 20th Dec 2013 It's nice to make a small difference......

Our journey through Nepal led, last week, to a small settlement village near Pokhara.  We met a family there who lived in a small breeze block and corrugated iron house with no windows, no electricity and a toilet that drained near the river...

no-image 19th Dec 2013 Anatoli Boukreev

Last week I visited the site of Annapurna Base Camp.  On a rocky outcrop above the camping area there is a memorial to mountaineers who have lost their lives on the huge south face of his magnificent 8000er. I have seen various memorials over...

no-image 10th Dec 2013 Top Read #4 (Annapurna)

    Annapurna is a mountain with a fearsome reputation.  Its slopes are notoriously avalanche prone and it offers no easy options for an ascent.  It also holds a unique place in mountaineering history because, in 1950, it was the first of...

no-image 6th Dec 2013 The world, my bag and I

Some years ago my wife Caroline and I saved hard, rented out our house, put a stack of possessions into storage, packed a couple of rucksacks with climbing and camping kit, and boarded a plane.  We spent an amazing year climbing at venues in...