Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Back at the Seaside

Peter Folkman flew in from Manchester on Sunday evening picked me up from a cold and snowy Chamonix at 6.00pm . By 10.00pm we were sitting by the sea having a beer in Finale Liguria.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we climbed on the sea cliffs at Capo Noli. The backdrop was magnificient with the snow on the hills behind Genoa while we climbed in the sun.
Yesterday was significantly cooler and it was necessary to make sure we were always in the direct sunshine. The complete opposite of what normally happens down there where you are desperate for the shade.
We finished climbing at about 3.00pm and then immediately headed back to Chamonix. The nearer we got to home the colder it got. We went from 14c to -9c.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nairobi Cannes London Winchester Chamonix

October was an unusual month. I came back from Nairobi and then headed to the Mipcom TV market in Cannes where I spent a week working on a TV project and happened to bump into the newly crowned Miss World.

Next it was onto London then immediately Winchester Colleague where I was a guest speaker at their Studium Lectures. Then the next day it was back to Chamonix for some mountaineering with the father and son team of Chuck and Casey Brown. We had a couple of brilliant Autumn days in the Vallee Blanche climbing some of the simple peaks around Helbronner.