Friday, 28 June 2013

Another climbing video, Steve's amazing climb and Exped prep

Here is another video using the Ion Air Pro plus headcam from Sport Pursuit.

Volcane Pitch 1 from Alan Halewood on Vimeo.
And if you want some REAL climbing inspiration keep and eye on Steve's Blog for the full story of his solo on El Cap. An impressing enough achievement for someone on their first trip to 'The Valley' but when you factor in the fact that he can barely see owing to retinitis pigmentosa its pretty mind-blowing- nice one mate.
I've been avoiding work for the most part for the last week or so but that doesn't mean I haven't been very busy. I've been preparing for a long exped. to Central Asia in a few weeks. Part of that has also meant being 'daddy day care' with Sandy and Kaye so they get plenty of time with me before I'm away (and saving us a lot of money in childcare to boot). Unless you've ever looked after active 1 and 5 year olds at the same time you have no idea... believe me. So days with the 2 of them are write offs in terms of work done. Plenty of that to do though, multiple visas and permits, Grant Applications, 2 sets of agents, co-ordinating a team including people working offshore half the time and one in South Africa, flights, kit, food, fuel, clothing etc. etc. etc.
Many thanks to the Mount Everest Foundation, Mountaineering Council of Scotland, The Mountain Club of South AfricaCotswold Aberdeen (and Adventure Food), Sport Pursuit and Lowe Alpine and Life Straw for various bits of support and kit to trial we'd struggle without this support.

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