Plumbago Paradise: Adventure down Borrowdale Wad Mine

This blog is a lesson in taking a step into the unknown. A little ode to the adventurous soul that takes you to faraway places. To all those whom wonder: How did I get here?It all began some months back when my friend and co-worker Chris mentioned in passing the existence of a mine near Gillercomb. He told me that he’d heard (third hand information: always a great start!) of a mine, where...

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High mountain Crag, Low walk in time: Buckstone How

 When people think of climbing in the lakes, they think of massive Lakeland multi pitches: huge days out on the hill, or an evening dodging midge down at Shepard’s Crag. The appeal of the former is obvious; a cathedral sized buttress towering to the sky itself. Yet the convenience of the latter is undeniable, be it the inclusion of a few routes after work, or a quick climb post pitch...

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