Posts Tagged With: england

Missions and rewards

In the past three weekends, I’ve done rather a bit of travel within England. Portland, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Coventry and Lancaster have all been on the itinerary. I’ve clocked up more than 2000km of overland travel. It’s been a little tiring, but the weather has been stunning and I can safely say I’m squeezing every drop out of the English summer.

Here’s a picture I took at one of those places.

An image of Blacknor South and Battleship crags at Portland, Dorset, with climbing going on

The approach view at Portland. Simply stunning. Click on the image to view it large!

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Different rocks, same objective

Continuing the geological theme of the past few posts, here’s a couple of snaps from Harrison’s Rocks. Sandstone climbing was a totally different experience to Portland’s limestone.

An image of Harrisons Rocks climbing top roping

Kostas about to enter the Dark Chimney, a sinister first route on real rock…

A black and white image of a man climbing Harrisons Rocks in Tunbridge Wells

The scenery was much more what I expected of England – dark bouldery crags in a lush green forest.

Harrisons Rocks climbing

The beaming afternoon sunshine lightened the mood.

An image of the Moonlight arete harrisons rocks climbing route

I didn’t climb much due to a sore arm, but this route was too nice to resist.

This weekend is going to involve less on the rocky front and more on the families front, because I’ll be working at the Life festival! I’m not sure which is safer – being suspended from a rope on a cliff, or dealing with a queue of British dads…

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Portland Power Pose

An image of a climber on a rock

Standing on a huge rock? Check. Framed by fluffy white clouds in a blue sky? Check. Action pose? Check. Click!

As usual, if you want to see a full-resolution version of this picture in all its un-wordpress-compressed glory, click anywhere above. It’s wallpaper sized!

I discovered on Sunday that rock formations offer a much wider, and cooler, selection of angles than I’d expected for photography…

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