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Lundy climbing video

Last night I thew together some video clips taken during the Lundy trip. Here's the result:

I was somewhat limited with the footage I had to work with. Next time I'll try and borrow a proper video camera.

Anyway, let me know what you think!

Lundy Island

Iv just got back from a weeks climbing on Lundy, a small island 3 miles long and 1 mile wide off the coast of Devon. It was a fantastic experience. Getting to the island requires a two hour ferry journey; once on the island there are no cars, no roads, only one shop, one (very good) pub and miles and miles of golden granite coastline.

Lundy is packed full of wildlife every day we would see loads of seals, birds, deer, goats, rabbits, caterpillars, ponies, chickens, ducks and my favorite..plenty of sheep! Sometimes all within 100m of each other.

The climbing on Lundy was fantastic it feels quite adventures almost all crags require committing feeling abseils down to small wave washed ledges.  Due to the inaccessibility and spaced nature of the routes we often only got two of three routes done a day! Definitely quality not quantity. After each of us had done a good lead (I was climbing a a three with Bani and Luke) we were often happy to go and chill out in the campsite/pub or watch the …

Brocken Spectra

Yesterday Amy and I climbed Gambit Climb (S) on Clogwyn Y Ddysgl. While I wasn't overly impressed with the climbing (for a route that is described as one of North Wales best 'easy' routes) the view from the top was well worth it.

We toped out at about half 7pm to a gorgeous atmospheric sun/mist combo.

I hadn't been up high on the mountains for quite some time, I felt very lucky to live in such a beautiful area.