Friday, 26 December 2003

Before Rock Climbing

Before i Rock Climbed, i used to go Hill walking and Mountaineering in the Lake District. My fondest Memories, are of Blencathra on Boxing Day in 2003. We had taken up Mountaineering as we had decided to try to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as a family. This meant that training was needed, so we started to regularly travel to the lakes and go walking.
Blencathra was different. Snow, Icy Winds and Sharpe Edge created an unforgettable experience. We didn't have crampons or Axes. Just a short rope. This was enough however. We arrived on the summit feeling experienced. This however, i found was not 'Extreme' as it had felt while doing it, but the memories i have will always stay with me.