Another great image from John Pickles Photography from an afternoons cragging at Black Crag (Wrynose). Amazing to compare the conditions today to yesterdays monsoon (post below)
For the past week Berghaus athlete Steve Birkinshaw has been out on the Lakeland Fells running the Wainwrights. Hundreds of folk have been transfixed by his online trackers relentless progress across the map. Joss Naylor's record of 7 days 1 hour has stood for 27 years yet Steve was back in time for last orders in a new record of 6 days and 13 hours for the 518km. More than 100 runners, including myself, took him up on his offer to run the final leg with him and witness history in the making. The reception in a crowded Keswick High Street as Steve ran up to the steps of Moot Hall was incredible and a fitting tribute to a world class performance.
I've spent the last month in Nepal's Gokyo Valley running mountain safety for a BBC Natural History shoot. Our focus for the forthcoming One Planet series was the Himalayan Jumping Spider.