Gone Climbing

by Steve Holmes October 06, 2016

‘As the last piece of equipment is squeezed into my haul bag I have been reflecting on a busy summer and what lies ahead for the remainder of the year. Tomorrow I depart for The Picos de Europa; a somewhat forgotten area of Spain, located just 20km from the North coast it boasts huge Limestone walls and mountains over 2600m high. Ken and I hope to sample the untouched potential of the area, including climbing on the adventurous Naranjo de Bulnes. After what has been a soggy summer in the Highlands I am very much looking forward to plenty of sunny rock climbing and some good craic along the way. I plan to return toward to Scotland the end of October before jetting off to Asia with my soon to be wife!

At home, the seasons are certainly changing. Leaves are falling, the bracken is brown, it’s cool on the summits and there have been reports of snow falling on Ben Nevis. It’s a great season to be in the Highlands but at the same time I look forward to some quality climbing in Europe and a guaranteed adventure in the Far East. Hopefully I will return to snowy mountain tops and the start of another winter climbing season – it’s all so exciting!’

Steve Holmes
Steve Holmes



Also in News

Change Is The Most Natural Thing In The World

by Elaine Abonal September 12, 2016

It’s funny how we are told that people are naturally resistant to change, whereas the most natural thing in the world IS change. These past few months have all been about change for me and although in my brain I know it, my heart doesn’t seem to be ready. Until now, where I have taken a break and have been … Continue reading
Read More
From Trail Running to Paddle Boarding

by Sarah Morton August 22, 2016

    As ever, I’m not sure where the past while has gone – summer definitely seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye! I started off the trail running season on a really positive note and was ready, and very excited, to get my first ultra-race of the year ticked off nice and early in April. But, … Continue reading
Read More
Parachute

by Callum Stewart August 02, 2016

The last few months have been very fun. At the start of July I released my first new music in a year and a half and it’s gone down better than I ever could have expected. The single is called ‘Parachute’ and we went to Iceland to film the video which was a lot of fun. Massive thanks to Breo for … Continue reading
Read More
News & Updates

Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …