The Adventure Life
The above image won the award, and more details can be found here.
The photo gallery of the candidates can be found here - trust me it's worth flicking through! They pretty much illuminate the whole range of sports and excuses there is to go and explore our amazing planet! I'm especially inspired by the one of the person high diving into a Venice canal?!?! Let me know which is your favourite.
As for my own adventures, was up at another new crag (for me at least) yesterday - Yew Cogar. Most of ye won't have heard of it, but suffice to say it's near Kilsney which the Irish and UK people will have! It was also my first view of Kilnsey - woah, it looks amazing!!!!
|Best to click on the image to go full-screen for this panoramic of Dave Johnson on one of the fantastic 7b's of the crag.|
For the climbing? super-rough limestone (a change for the UK!) as it seems to be wet most of the year - keeps the amount of traffic down. It's got some cool tufas (you read that right), and all the routes are short and powerful (nothing new there :) - about 15 meters in height.
A nice day in the end - the 6b+, 7a, 7b and 7b+ were ticked off by the gang.
We finished off with a short trip to Kilsney (we were driving underneath it so couldn't really not stop!!) so had the experience of doing the easiest route on the crag. Wow, what a difference as it was ridiculously polished! Still though, it was a good teaser to the type of climbing. I'm just wishing it wasn't a two hour drive from Sheffield.....
Go have an adventure :)