I quit social media for a week.

I quit social media for a week.

It wasn’t until I tried to go a week without using social media that I realised how often I reach for my phone to check in with it. Most mornings, the first thing I do is scroll through my Instagram notifications, catch up on my Facebook feed, and watch others’...
Bouldering at Ash Head

Bouldering at Ash Head

”Those of us with adventure on our minds have a tendency to look outwards, to wider expanses in emptier corners of the map, but we forget what we might find right here at home”. One of the resolutions I made at the beginning of the year was to explore home...
Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Every mountain I’ve ever climbed has taught me at least one enduring lesson. The most memorable I learned in the Serra de Tramuntana, looking from my map to a mountain ridge, lost under a glaring Mediterranean sun. Last July, I packed a 50-litre backpack and boarded a...
Climbing out of depression

Climbing out of depression

I’ve had many passions in my life, but none so sustained as my love for climbing. In primary school, logistical oversights spelled curtains for my earthworm collection. As a gap-toothed ten year old, my enthusiasm for football dwindled when I was dropped from the...
A snowy week in the Bavarian Alps

A snowy week in the Bavarian Alps

In January, Nathan and I spent some time in the German Alps, hiking in the snowy fir forests and climbing some of Bavaria’s most beautiful peaks. Salzburg to Berchtesgaden We arrived in Salzburg on the Saturday afternoon and bundled our gear into the backseat of...