In the past week or so, I have been on the sidelines, writing-wise, focusing on doing some bouldering and painting and catching up with work. In the meantime, a couple of interesting developments have occurred. The first is that Alpinist Magazine has asked me to contribute a regular web-based column. I am very enthusiastic about this chance to write on the topic of climbing for such an excellent journal. Expect to see a piece out in the next month or so.
The other exciting news is an invitation to join up with other climbing writers and editors for a week in mid-May in North Wales for the annual ClimbWeb.Net meeting. This is being hosted by UKClimbing in the town of Llanberis, the heart of the climbing scene in North Wales, with a short stay possible in the Peak District as well.
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to visit places I have not been to in many years. The climbing environment in the UK has always had a great appeal to me and I am looking forward very much to seeing some of these places again. The chance to meet and talk with peers in the small but intense world of international climbing media at the same time is even better.