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Another gloriously sunny day, to go digging

On the second particularly nice day of the year and me and sam ended up doing much the same as the first. Digging in Carlswark. This time we had Creg and Rachael to accompany us, 2 digging virgins unaware of what was in store. The aim of this trip was to make use of the […]

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Race up which mountain?

To make a change from getting tired cold and miserable underground I acquired some shiny new spiky bits and took Rob 2 up on his offer of some winter climbing up in the bonnie heights of Scotland. So, getting tired, cold and miserable above ground instead. Perfect! After finding some suitable gloves courtesy of Mark Brown at about 4.30 […]

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There’s snow place like Eldon

A slightly short notice trip to a big hole in the ground after a weekend of winter climbing but why not. Feeling a bit broken still I let Jethro rig down North Gully in the snow, it felt a bit like downwards mountaineering which was fun. Not sure why we chose to do Eldon on […]

The Carlswark Redemption
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The Carlswark Redemption

The dig was first introduced to me and Chris a few years ago by James Rhodes and Mike Soulby who had inherited it from the Eldon. We went back a couple of times before Chris moved to Macclesfield and subsequently across the border. I’d visited a couple of times in the last year but not really made […]

Mud, sweat and beers. (Never give up, never surrender)
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Mud, sweat and beers. (Never give up, never surrender)

A spur of the moment decision following a rather epic failure of a bike ride a couple of weeks ago and my inability to learn from my mistakes I decided to organise another ride out in the peaks. In usual SUSS fashion this quickly evolved into a full weekend out at the TSG. So Friday […]