Cotopaxi, a short climbing history: a teaser from my next book

Cotopaxi, a short climbing history: a teaser from my next book

Last Friday I reached the summit of another metaphorical mountain. After seven months of intensive scribbling I finished the first draft of my next major book. There’s a little way to go before it’s ready for publication, but here’s a teaser to whet your appetite.

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Chimborazo Sea to Summit Challenge: the videos

Chimborazo Sea to Summit Challenge: the videos

It’s that time again, when I show off the latest videos I’ve cobbled together in the garden shed with a pair of scissors, a roll of sellotape, and some sticky-back plastic. These ones cover our Chimborazo Sea to Summit Challenge last autumn, when we climbed Chimborazo, starting from sea level on push bikes.

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Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 2: Carihuairazo and the circumnavigation

Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 2: Carihuairazo and the circumnavigation

We had already cycled around the south side of Chimborazo. The next stage was to complete the full circuit by trekking around the northern side to Carrel Hut on the west. Just for good measure, we planned to pop up an extra peak, 5020m Carihuairazo, on the way.

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Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Cycling is easier when you are carrying no weight and there are no hills. That was my thought at 10.30 on the first morning of our Chimborazo sea to summit challenge. It was a challenge that terrified me, but could I achieve or would I flop? Here is my trip report for the first part of our challenge.

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