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Do you remember Alain Robert? He was known as Spider-man because he climbs buildings: he has climbed the Lloyds Building in London, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Empire State Building in New York and more … all without using the stairs. You may think he is fearless: he is not, he is afraid of heights. I have seen him…

Most of my climbing is done in the safe environment of a climbing gym in a church. However, due to my interest in climbing, I read articles about climbers, watch movies about climbing adventures and listen to radio interviews with climbers. Like watching Touching the Void about Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’s adventure in the Andes,…

Tweet They may have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary a few years ago, but there are still family traits from my Dad’s side and some from my Mum’s. For example, I have heard my Mum say to my Dad “your family are too independent for their own good”. If I consider myself part of my…

Tweet In my last blog, I wrote about some of the risks I have taken in my life and how I believe calculated risks are important. I may have come across rather blasé about the risks: that I just shrug my shoulders and get on with it; that I enjoy taking risks; and I don’t…