Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Ukrazy Ukranians

Check out the craziness of the urban explorers in the former USSR in this BBC piece.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Probably the coolest book on climbing ever written.

and as an ebook:

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sidebar, m'lud...

Almost as old as night climbing, punting is just as Cambridge...
The bible of punting, RT Rivington's 1982 Punting: Its History and Techniques is due to be published next spring by local small publisher Oleander Press. However, three of the chapters from that tome have been brought out early in a special format just for fans of the Cambridge punting scene. The book covers the last hundred+ years of the sport in Cambridge, an exhaustive run-down of the techniques of punting for beginners and improvers, and a general history of the punt itself. Fascinating stuff. Use the coupon 'CDP' to get 10% off.

Friday, 9 March 2012

FREE all Weekend!

It's true - The Night Climbers of Cambridge by Whipplesnaith, the 1937 cult classic is available FREE on kindle all this weekend - 9th, 10th and 11th March 2012!

Available on the Kindle itself and on Apps for all smartphones, on readers for PCs running Linux and Windows, and on Macs too.

Download it on the UK site or the US site.

This fascinating book follows the incredibly brave/foolhardy antics of students climbing the ancient University buildings in the inter-war years. Not only did they rarely use ropes, they often climbed barefoot. Most amazing of all? They took photographs! With all the paraphernalia that entailed in the 30s! Just amazing.

 Oleander Press re-published the title a couple of years ago but is now delighted to make it available, worldwide, on the Kindle. Awesome.

Please spread the word! Many thanks :)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Whipplesnaith himself.

 Whipplesnaith - King's Chapel - c.100ft

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

New Tower, St John's.

"Pillars rear up at the outside corners and are joined to the Tower by an arch of sloping stone, festooned on the upper side with ornamentations that should not be trusted too far."

Monday, 12 December 2011

The Photographers' Farewell

The narrow line which separates the sublime from the ludicrous runs through time as well as space, and we have reached that line. No longer may we test ourselves up pipe and chimney; the days of early manhood become as out of date as those of the nursery, and we must say farewell.