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Catstye Cam Gully

Posted by Sam Harrison on February 29, 2016 at 16:18.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A morning's outing to climb Catstye Cam gully from Glenridding.

Main Wall, Gimmer Crag

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 12, 2015 at 13:20.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Superb position and brilliant climbing make for a brilliant day out on one of Lakeland's most famous crags.

Gillercombe Buttress

Posted by Sam Harrison on July 23, 2015 at 11:32.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A classic multi-pitch Lake District Severe on a cold, windy and wet summer's day.

Winter ML assessment: Top Tips

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 9, 2015 at 14:40.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A selection of tips and tricks that I hope prospective winter MLs will find useful before their assessment. 

Snowy scramble up Jack's Rake

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 17, 2014 at 15:50.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Winter has eventually arrived and to make the most of it we headed to the classic Lake District scramble of Jack's Rake in Langdale.

Iron Crag scramble on Middlefell

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 18, 2014 at 07:55.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Route description of the grade 3* Iron Crag scramble on Middefell in Wasdale.

Cogne: Torre di Sant'Orso

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2014 at 15:48.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The weather afforded us another chance to attempt a summit, this time the lesser-known Torre di Sant'Orso on the eastern side of the valley.

Cogne: Gran Paradiso (almost)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 24, 2014 at 01:51.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Gran Paradiso was the aim for peak number 3, however the weather was set firmly against us and so in the end, it wasn't to be.

Cogne: Punta Rossa (Pointe Rouse)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 9, 2014 at 11:13.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The second summit we climbed whilst in Cogne was the Punta Rossa, which at 3630m is one of the highest Alpine summits you can reach just by walking.

Cogne: Gran Sertz (Grand Serre)

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 27, 2014 at 17:15.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The first summit we climbed from the Cogne valley, the Gran Sertz from the Rifugio Sella.