Category Archives: rock

Cold Spring Days in Picos de Europa

Another return to Winter really..more than cold Spring days. Unusual for mid-May, though not unheard of. The weather forecast was merely discouraging when we set out for Cantabria on Friday..and then it got worse, and worse. Though in the end … Continue reading

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Gredos, ski traverse of the Three Cirques

La Sierra de Gredos, West Central Spain, abrupt, rugged, alpine in character..its high ground though arid in Summer often accumulates meters of snow in Winter..aside the single road that penetrates to its interior it offers only difficult access to humans … Continue reading

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Wintry day ski to Collado de Dos Hermanas

One Saturday in early March after fresh snowfall, we set out en famille from Cotos with the objective of reaching the col between my beloved Hermanas, the twin peaks that precede Peñalara and figure among the most accessible of the … Continue reading

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Snow and stone

Uncanny, the way in which snow transforms that which it touches, be it trees, water, buildings, rocks or whatever. The Earth’s surface in general, whether it be a flat extension such as a field with a few trees around its … Continue reading

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Dancing into France!

A short video from our Pyrenean Summer, celebrating the moment of my son’s first steps into the nation on the other side, at 2444m thru Puerto de Benasque..could we call this high-stepping? Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – at … Continue reading

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Kid climber..and kool Summer

The end of Summer and early Autumn has always been, for me, the time of year best suited to rock climbing..no snow as in Winter-Spring, no Pyrenean or Alpine trips as in Spring-Summer, generally dry and warm weather in central … Continue reading

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High peaks of the Pyrenees..for all the family!

Last week i got to spend some days in the Pyrenees with father-and-son team Angel and Diego. There are probably plenty of fathers and sons – and not a few mothers and daughters either – skiing in the Pyrenees. But … Continue reading

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