climbing at the roaches – valkyrie

Last weekend I have headed out for anther climbing venture at the Peaks, a familiar venue of The Roaches. All three of us wanted to have a go at leading, and since I wasn’t sure what to get on with, my climbing buddy has suggested giving Valkyrie a go. After the second climb, we moved down to […]

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Escaping the rain – Climbing at Aldery Cliff

Aldery Cliff is a slabby piece of rock with routes averaging from VD to E3, with some nice VS and HVS in between. The crag itself is not that big, with only 63 routes. At this time of the year, it is also very green so be careful not to catch a stinging nettle while […]

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Plastic Free July 2020- Update no 1.

Groceries A first plastic-free meal was some Pulled Aubergine wraps, with homemade tortillas, and since I can’t yet find any lettuce that’s not in plastic, I made a lovely and fresh savoy cabbage salad. The recipe for the wraps filling came from BBC good food magazine which I came across at my friends’ house, and […]

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Climbing at Horseshoe Quarry

Into the Labyrinth was my second lead of the day. Well, originally when my partner thought this was a good climb for me to try out, with a bit of a tricky start, he thought this was a one star 5a or a 5+. When I went to add this into my UKC Logbook, Rockfax has re-graded it as a one star 6a since the route was retro-bolted 😀

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Plastic Free July 2020

This will be my second year where I take on the plastic-free July challenge. I will probably take on the same basic principles as I did last year, but to mix it up a little bit this time around, I will be doing my best to get my family involved as well. I think my […]

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Climbing and Walking at Matlock

I have been to Matlock Wildcat crag a couple of times before, but this time I managed to get in a lead on the Cat Walk HS 4a before the rain started to come on and off. Very nice route with loads of safety gear placements and just amazing views all over. A bit greasy […]

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Vegan Breakfast Muffin Cake

Decided to experiment a little one evening and make a nice tasty treat with the ingredient I had. I must say it came out very nice and I think this is going to one of these recipes that can easily be adapted. Method Start by turning the oven on to about 180 degrees C (Gas […]

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Climbing at Churner Valley Staffordshire

This weekend I was invited to head out and boulder at the incredibly beautiful venue of Churnet Valley, which was filled with boulders of various grades scattered in range of 3km …

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Building a healthy and sustainable food system

EAT-Lancet Commission allocated 37 professionals to carry out a research over 3 years to create a “planetary health diet” that’s healthy and sustainable for the world. If the majority of communities around the world adopt this dies we will reduce the GHG by about 60% or more depending on the region, and we will cut down premature death by 19%.

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Climbing at the Roaches- Hen Cloud

Hen Cloud Central Climb Direct

So another sunny weekend and anther climbing venture. This time my buddies suggested Hen Cloud crag, and since I’ve been to The Roaches before I knew this will be a good venue. With sunny weather forecast, I made sure to have plenty of sunscreen re-applications to avoid another sunburn. We have planned for arrival at […]

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