The woods around Fontainebleau have a reputation as one of the best places in the world to boulder. Thousands of sandstone boulders, with tens of thousands of boulder problems, scattered about a pretty forest that covers some 300 square kilometres. Fontainebleau also has a reputation as being a great place to take kids. That’s a … Read more Bouldering in Fontainebleau with a Toddler
If someone asked me what causes accidents on via ferrate, I would only be able to make a few informed guesses. This is because there is surprisingly little readily accessible information on why accidents happen on vie ferrate. This concerns me because understanding why the cause of accidents is essential to preventing them. I’d like … Read more Via Ferrata Accidents – what you don’t know might hurt you
“All the Grindelwald via ferrata are closed.” The woman at the tourist information office said these words in a firm, brisk tone that indicated that she didn’t realise that I would find them disappointing. I knew that there was a risk that the long, cold winter might mean that some mountain routes would still be … Read more A Little Bit of the Eiger – the Rotstock Via Ferrata
I may not have been able to see very far on my walk up The Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du) last Saturday, but I could still enjoy looking at the pretty colours of the grass.
Walking on The Black Mountain.
Marcus crossing Afon Twrch on The Black Mountain.
The Black Mountain and Fan Brycheiniog.
Broken limestone near Castell y Geifr.
On Sunday my circular walk over some of the classic peaks in the Brecon Beacons started by walking through Cwm Llwch.
The sun broke through the cloud as I walked along a ridge towards the summit of Corn Du.
The mountains looked very pretty when the cloud cleared enough to see the summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du.
The view back to Llyn Cwm Llwch and Cwm Llwch from the side of Corn Du.
After climbing Corn Du, it was up and then down Pen y Fan.
Then up again on to Cribyn, which is where I got this view of Fan y Big. Frustratingly, something had gone a bit wrong with my knee and I was in a lot of pain and so I decided not to walk up Fan y Big that day and head back to the car.