/ Climbing in the Falklands
I'm going to be spending around 4 months in the Falklands from mid August to early december this year. I've had a look through the threads on climbing out there from a few years back and am encouraged to see there should be at least some climbing to keep me sane out there. Just wondering if anyone has any more resent info (i.e. since 2007)? Also does anyone know if there's still a guide kicking around the wall at MPA?
Would anyone reckon it's worth bringing rack and ropes out? Also wondering about bringing my touring skis?!
If anyone's out there around then and wants to get out for some climbing give me a shout.
December is southern summer; maritime climate and low elevations, don't think you will get much use from the skis
Not sure about climbing, but I remember lots of rocky ridges, bound to some bouldering
Many of them were battle sites though...fairly sobering to think what went on there.
Make sure you take in some wildlife watching, the only place to see king penguins in the wild outside the polar regions...!
It's your lucky day Mike. A good friend of mine who is a solid VS leader is serving time out there as a teacher and would no doubt give a great welcome to visiting climbers. He's based in Stanley and has been exploring all the climbing options though I am not sure how much gear he has out there with him. I am expecting him to return for his annual leave to UK in August when we hope to go to Pembroke and he will then return after that if they have not been invaded in the meantime. Let me know if you want me to get in touch with him for you.
Er... Oops! Must read post more carefully...!
Other factors still apply I think, though I was there in Dec (not the one just gone) was dry and sunny most days,
Ok Mike-I'll get in touch with him.
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