Enough is enough – feeding the rat

16 August 2017, 7:28 am

Enough is enough and feeding the ratAl Alvarez defined feeding the rat as: “the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, and, above all, to have some fun.” To feed that gnawing sensation in the pit of your stomach that drives our motivation for getting out and challenging ourselves, testing our limits and to quell our...

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An experience climbing the Cassin on Piz Badile

2 August 2017, 12:04 pm

An experience climbing Cassin Piz BadileThe grin on my face is reflected in Waldo’s as he makes the last moves onto the belay. We have been climbing for 5 hours with a few more to go but the rock is simply stunning and neither of us want it to end. We didn’t know each other 48 hours ago but a...

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Running for the joy of running at the Cortina Trail

28 June 2017, 8:14 am

“You’ve just got to run for the enjoyment of it all; the views, the trails, the people..”, Seb Chaigneau’s words were rolling through my mind as I carried on pushing myself up the last major climb of the Cortina Trail, the middle distance course at The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail. I felt good – sure,...

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Finding my flow

5 June 2017, 6:54 am

Finding my flowAs I was cruising up yet another stunning crack splitting a 300m granite face up high off the Aiguille du Midi, I felt truly in my element. Recent life events have really knocked my mental strength and the first thing to suffer is my ability to climb, or at least feel comfortable climbing. My recent...

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Who am I? Identity, ego, and self-esteem

23 May 2017, 11:26 am

Who am i?Been a while, hey? I’ve been wanting to write on Digital Steak for months now but just not really been feeling it. This blog has always been very personal to me, an insight into who I am and what I am going through but I hit a roadblock. I’ve not really been able to understand...

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