Friday, 12 October 2012

Sherpa ‘On the hill’ event>>>>

First up were a couple of days spent in the Lakes District with the Sherpa team and 25 other shop staff from around the country. It was a chance for everybody to get together and test out some of the new Sherpa gear. We all set off early wearing plenty of warm kit as we were told it could be -3 on the tops. It pretty much rained solidly for 4 hours while walking, which was brilliant as the kit got seriously tested! Haha! It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the next…..

BLCC 2012 Senior Win>>>>

After returning from the Gorges du Loup, I got the motivation to get on with some training and take part in the BLCC’s 2012. I decided at the end of 2011 I would step back from the comp scene a bit and try and get outdoors more. I did so and had some great trips to Turkey, Spain and France. 10 months on and I was psyched again to get back into the lead comps. First hit was the BLCC’s. I felt in good shape and was super excited to be competing. The whole day went very well for me, I managed to top the first route and just missed out on the topping the second as I timed out (to slow) clipping the chains. I made it to the final along with Barrans, Tilley, White, Parsons and Phillips. The final route was super cool at around 8b. I came out and climbed until I had nothing left in the tank. After all of the finalists had climbed, I found out that I had gained first place by the skin of my teeth. I think I held a hold that Robbie touched?!?! It was a lot of fun seeing everybody again and I am buzzing for the Slovenia WC in just over 1 month.


Once back from Ratho I had arranged to meet up with Luke Tilley over in Leeds to have a couple of hard core training sessions. It started with a sweet day out at Caley (15 mins away from the crib).  We both managed to make quick sends of Block Buster (7B+) and JuJu club (7B+/7C). I also luckily managed to climb Zoo York (8A) in a session, a fantastic problem with great moves. We then finished the day with a late night board session with the rest of Luke’s house mates. Psyche was high. The next day we were up and out at 9am and ready to hit up the Leeds Wall. We both had a sick session on the routes and boulders. A great couple of training days, thanks to Luke.

                 Senior Podium: Robbie Phillips/Ed Hamer/Dave Barrans                    

                                                           Final Route

                                                          Sherpa Adventure gear testing day
Here are a couple petit training video's innit,
Rest is calling!!!!!! Onwards and upwards!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. the route in Rod I mentioned. Stellar.