Archive for January, 2008

Finally, I managed to go climbing from London

6 January 2008

A Saturday trip to the Peak District made me finally accept that life in London might not be that bad. A leisurely start at 7am, a massive breakfast at Grindleford station cafe made for a very civilized start of the day. Some local knowledge obtained from friendly climbing shop in Hathersage pointed us to Lawrencefield, which was getting plenty of sun and was shielded by trees from the wind.

There were no other climbers there, so we could do the most popular routes without any trouble.

Life in London so far

6 January 2008

There’s not much time or scope for big outdoor adventures, unfortunately, even though English countryside can provide some taxing expeditions like the Brighton to Lewis walk:

I have since been to Edinburgh and did a short walk in Pentlands, which just made me miss Scotland even more, because the weather was lovely, if a bit windy.

I also went to Prague with JJ for Christmas, where we had time for some skiing and ice-skating.