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Outdoor Cinema 10th Dec 2012 The Best Job In The World?

Last night I sat on the sofa in my lounge, Christmas tree up and decorated, fire glowing, tired but happy after a long weekend. There was half an hour to go before Homeland started, our one bit of...

KMF 13th Nov 2012 What Is It About Kendal?

What is it about the Kendal Mountain Festival that makes it so good? I’m off up there again this Saturday. Going with Lissa who’s working more and more with me on my events, so that she can...

Odyssey Free 12th Nov 2012 Hotaches – A Step Into The Unknown

On Saturday night I was at The Climbing Works, (how lucky am I to live near the biggest and best bouldering wall on the planet!). However I wasn’t climbing. A few months ago Paul Diffley from...

Blog 1st Nov 2012 Itchy Feet and Early Memories

I was watching a film last night on some folk climbing Mount Kenya. Before embarking up the mountain they did a bit of a tour around the plains below to look at how important the water from the...

Ella Kirkpatrick 25th Oct 2012 More adventure with kids

You might have read recently of Andy Kirkpatrick’s recent exploits with his oldest kid Ella. For years Ella had been accompanying Andy on his public lectures, often curled up at his feet behind...

Red Bull Steeple Chase 8th Oct 2012 Red Bull Steeplechase

I went to bed feeling rough on Saturday and spent most of the night tossing, turning and sweating, convincing myself that it was a bad idea to get up the next morning and take part in the...

Lucy Spraggan 2nd Oct 2012 Picking Winners

Maybe it’s because I operate in a fairly small bubble of a world, but recently it seems like I’ve picked a couple of winners to be a part of my events. First off there was the track that we...

Sa Fosca 27th Sep 2012 Thinking The Think

For pretty much as long as I can remember I have defined myself as a climber. To be honest I don’t really climb that much these days. Not like I did 20 years ago anyway. However when I do climb...

Tissue In The Mountains 14th Sep 2012 Tissue In The Hills

I’ve spent a great deal of time on walking in the hills both in the UK and on the continent over the years and there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me. Rarely do I see any discarded...

Olympics 14th Aug 2012 Some Olympic Thoughts

Bolt mobot Atmosphere Moment of the games Performance Pendleton Wiggins Volunteers Tom Daley Team GB Greatest Olympians Breadth of medals Super Saturday Andy Murray Downhill mountain...

Blog Gary Connery Facebook Screengrab 2nd Aug 2012 Queen Double

Pretty chuffed with my talent spotting. Gary Connery is our headline speaker for the Saturday night of the inaugural Buxton Adventure Festival in October. I noticed last week that he posted on...

Bike Repair 26th Jul 2012 This Made My Day (And Elliot's)

  Last Sunday was our local triathlon, the Hathersage Hilly. My wife was competing and the bike leg of the race scoots past our front door so I was out with the boys at 9am to cheer her on. We...

Bob Graham Mike Nolan 17th Jul 2012 Long Distance Running

Last Friday I went up to the Lakes with a friend from the village as part of a large support crew for another friend, also from the village, and both called Mike, who was attempting the Bob Graham...

rain1 10th Jul 2012 The Deluge

It’s a funny old world. 6 months (probably more really) of planning literally went down the drain last Friday as the painful decision was made to cancel Cliffhanger due to a month’s rain...

29th Jun 2012 The Olympics

I vividly remember Los Angeles ’84. I was 11 at the time and it meant a lot to me to be able to watch the Games. At Seoul ’88 I set an alarm to get up at 3am to watch Ben Johnson whip Carl...

Ignoring 20th Jun 2012 Is It OK To Ignore People?

Disclaimer: I work from home, and am pretty anal about keeping things in order so I appreciate that some of what I've written below may be on the harsh side. The majority of my time at work is...

Grindleford BBQ 19th Jun 2012 Community Spirit

Back in 1999 we bought our first house. It was I Woodseats in Sheffield. We lived there for 8 years and had some good times. We got on with our neighbours, but had little in common with them and...

IMAG0027 2 31st May 2012 Traversing Club - Climbing Games

My oldest lad goes to our local primary school. A couple of weeks ago local climbing wall builder Wallclimber installed a traversing wall in the playground and I offered to start running an...

Derwent Dambuster 24th Apr 2012 Derwent Dambuster

A few months back I was approached by the charity ‘Challenge Cancer Through Adventure’ to see whether I would be their patron. I was a little taken aback. Patron’s are normally public...

26th Jan 2012 A Proper Decathlon

 Sometime towards the end of 2011 I was sat in a pub with some friends and the subject of a decathlon came up. Not the sports store, though I was doing some work for them at the time so it may...

17th Jan 2012 A Word On Premieres

 As director of ShAFF one of the things I like to promote is the number of trailers that we screen in any given year. Obviously a true premiere is something that has never been screened in public...

13th Jan 2012 Have We Gone Viral?

Late on Tuesday evening we posted the 2012 ShAFF trailer to Youtube. It’s a cracking film, edited by award winning filmmaker Al Lee of Posing Productions. Al was juggling editing and packing for...

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