Ali and Lay’s Mountaineering Blog

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About Us


Ali and Lay share a passion – a passion for mountains.  Indeed we met on a mountaineering skills course at Plas y Brenin, the British National Mountain Centre, in North Wales.

We live in the lowlands on the south coast of England but whenever we can we head for the hills of Snowdonia, the Lake District or Scotland. 

Ali and Lay are novice Alpinists.  For many years we have enjoyed summer hillwalking in the UK  but we have recently ventured into winter mountaineering in Scotland and the European Alps. 

“We’ve come this far. Let’s make the last step together” Jim Wickwire, Summit of K2, 1978

Contact us

Feel free to leave comments here on the blog or, if you prefer, you can e:mail us:         


This blog contains the personal opinions of the authors and not those of any third party organisation or employer. 

The blog accepts un-moderated comments to be posted and whilst these are regularly reviewed and if necessary edited or deleted, the authors cannot accept responsibility for any offence caused. 

Ali and Lay are novice Alpinists.  We are not qualified professional mountain guides.  The reader should bear in mind that any route descriptions supplied are merely for illustration and were in the condition that we experienced on the day.  Whilst we try our best to be accurate, we cannot guarantee this. 

We cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage caused arising from the information or advice given here.

When travelling in mountainous areas you must rely on your own judgement, be responsible for your own safety and that of your party, and are recommended to be adequately insured.

We endorse and adopt the British Mountaineering Council’s Participation Statement:

Ali and Lay recognise that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.


6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nick Livesey // Oct 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Just discovered your blog and I think it’s great. Will be following your adventures and adding your blog to my blog roll.

    Safe climbing,


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