Ice Ice Baby – beginner ice climb time

The first time I tried ice climbing it was an impromptu hour of top roping into a Moulin on the Mer du Glace last June. So not content with the array of supposedly dangerous mountain activities I already participate in, that short session was all it took for me to decide it was something IContinue reading “Ice Ice Baby – beginner ice climb time”

Talking to the Tough Girl Podcast

The Tough Girl Podcast has long been one of my favourite parts of the week, an eagerly anticipated Tuesday morning treat on my commute to work. So when I was asked to be part of the podcast’s 2017 series following seven real women with adventure challenges in 2017 how could I say no. I’m notContinue reading “Talking to the Tough Girl Podcast”

Turning back isn’t easy … but at least there is tea

Not making it to the top of a mountain when that’s the sole focus of a trip is hard. This is the first time I’ve had to turn away from a mountain summit, and on Mt Toubkal in Morocco, a mountain I thought would pose no problem. Compared to EBC and Mt Blanc, I thoughtContinue reading “Turning back isn’t easy … but at least there is tea”