Welcome to my website! This is Dicken, your local adventurer. I love being in the mountains whether hiking, climbing or running. You can read more about me here.

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Sadly, 2020 did not go to plan for anyone. I was due to go to the Alps for a week of mountaineering and participate in several ultra marathons. At least there is a lot to look forward with my alpine trip being rearranged for September 2022 where I will attempt to traverse the Matterhorn, ascending the Liongrat and descending via the Hörnli Ridge. I also kick started my Ultra Running again taking on ‘The Beast’, running the Maverick Race Exmoor Ultra.

Even though races and big trips have suffered from postponement and cancellation, I have made the most for local climbing and adventures. There has been a lot of time for exploring local hiking trails and crags, some very popular while others esoteric and adventurous.

Listed below are a few of the recent memorable routes routes, either because of the difficulty, highly starred or I just thought they were great fun!

Ampitheatre Buttress VD*** Craig Yr Ysfa
Avalanche/Red Wall/LonglandsS 4aY Lliwedd
Left Hand Route HS 4b**Wintour’s Leap
Hell Gates HVS 5a*** Avon Gorge: Suspension Bridge Buttress
Suspension Bridge Arete HVS 5a*** Avon Gorge: Suspension Bridge Buttress
Goram’s CrackHVS 5b *Blaise Castle Gorge
King Kong E1 5b***Wintour’s Leap
GollumE1 5b*Goblin Combe
The Earl of Perth E1 5b***Avon Gorge: Suspension Bridge Buttress
No Musketeers (Direct Finish)E1 5c***Shorn Cliff
A Scary TuneE2 5b***Winterbourne Down
PigbagE2 5b**Winterbourne Down
Video Kills E3 5c**Split Rock Quarry
Space Tourist6b+**Cheddar Gorge
Rippled and Toned7aWoodcroft Quarry
Sporty McSportface7aWyndcliff Quarry
Super Tramp7a***Tirpentwys
Hail Mary7a*Tirpentwys
Proper Job7a+ **Uphill Quarry
Don’t Lower the Tone7a+Woodcroft Quarry

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