My main hobby is climbing and mountaineering. I enjoy all kinds: some of my favourite memories are climbing Agag's Groove in a thunder storm in 2007: one of my first multipitch leads, climbing the Matterhorn at the end of a great month long trip to the Swiss Alps and getting to the top of Les Enfants de la Dalle, a huge bolted route up the Dent D'Orlu in the French Pyrenees. I've written up some of my latest climbing trips here.
Useful climbing links:
UKClimbing – A forum where you'll find someone to answer any climbing question you can think of (whether or not it's right is anyone's guess!)
Oxford University Mountaineering Club – The best way to find climbing partners in Oxford
BBC – what do those colours mean? Probably what you'd expect. But no-one really knows...
Metoffice – Old school weather forecasting
Metcheck – We know the weather two weeks in advance. But we might change our mind
OUMC's Metcheck comparison page - A quick view of Metcheck's forecasts for main Climbing destinations from Oxford
MWIS – The best weather forecast for the British Mountains
Blogs: (entertaining and/or informative)
Sam Clarke – an old school friend who writes quite funny things I think... (mainly about climbing)
Winter Climbing Conditions:
Mark 'Baggy' Richard's Wales conditions - actually quite a lot done in winters 2009 and 2010!