I’ve wanted to climb Mt Washington in the winter for almost a decade now, ever since I first hiked in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In the summer, it’s easy to reach by car up the long auto-road, but in winter it’s quite another journey: above the treeline in the Whites is a truly special place, scoured by strong winds, dotted with boulders, and subject to rapidly changing weather and visibility.
All photos Cautley Spout, the UK’s highest above-ground, year-round, cascade waterfall, drops 193 m in the Howgill Fells north of…
We spent a few days around Christmas hiking in the snowy Lake District.
Cecilia and Rhys organized a last minute trip to the Lakes before the UK descends into total lockdown. We swapped wild camping for glamping, including a gas stove with two burners and a big tent.
Another weekend of exploring the caves of Wild Boar Fell in more detail.
We camped on the limestone pavement and explored the numerous “Angerholme Pots” on the eastern flank. On Sunday we checked out the disappointing shakeholes on the western flank,
A wonderful weekend in the Dales with excellent food, good photography and fine company. Also some new caves, which is always a pleasure.
A multi-activity day featuring animal rescue, caving, a canyon recce and some kite flying.
It had been a long time since I’d stayed at Greenclose Cottage, the caving “hut” run by the Northern Pennine Club in the Yorkshire Dales. Rhys and I booked in for the long weekend, and planned an ambitious schedule of caving, climbing, cycling, canyoning and hiking, only three of which actually happened.
About 30 minutes drive from where I’m living in North Yorkshire lies Jenga Pot, part of the greatest cave system on the North York Moors. The North York Moors are not exactly famed for their caves, so it’s possible that this is not particularly high praise.