The best place to be in Europe this February and March was Spain.
I managed to dodge the bad weather and get some great training on the bike, running and of course rock climbing.
The Sierra mountain ranges and parques naturals just north of Malaga were stunning.
The hills and crags in south east Spain around Valencia are a treasure in the winter and full of the pro cycle teams.
Watch for details of pre-Everest / 8000m training camps in January and February 2019 to bring you up to speed and be ready for the Spring season.
Everest North Side again in 2018.
This time a new approach into Tibet through the land border that is now open at Kyirong.
Still time to join the full exped or just the North Col / Lhakpa Ri. Both are great climbs to 7000m.
Aconcagua and Argentina is always such a great trip to lead.
On the 8th January, the 13 who started out for the summit all 13 stood on the top of the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres.
Granite, blue skies, wind and snow in the Eastern Sierra on Whitney – the highest peak in the contiguous United States.
What an experience. First time in Cuba and just as you imagine – totally isolated from the rest of the world.
But what climbing.
Red Rocks has some incredible routes and bouldering.
December also had brilliant weather.
Bishop and the Buttermilks is just a fantastic place to climb.
A beautiful dry climate and 1000s of boulder problems.
The start of a 4 week climbing tour through California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
Here bouldering on the legendary granite of Joshua Tree.
Everest North Ridge 16 May 2017
Fond memories of summit day on 16th May 2017 on Everest North Ridge.
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