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The Price Of Storm Chasing – The Climb #123

Thursday 25th May 2017 Chasing storms is unbelievably taxing. You wake early to check the latest models only to find that all the plans you made late into the night have suddenly been superseded by a new target necessitating a whole new slew of plans.  These can get made over a hasty breakfast but usually [...]

2017-05-26T15:05:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Driven To Drink – The Climb #123

Wednesday 24th May 2017 Creating the vlogs every day is a challenge. Firstly there’s videoing the content.  It’s about little things like bothering to take that camera into the diner with you as much as the large things such as remembering to video some event going on.  The trick is to capture the moment and [...]

2017-05-25T11:54:29+00:00 May 25th, 2017|The Climb, Video, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Hunting Aliens In Roswell – The Climb #122

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 Today was a down day. Down days are days when you aren’t chasing any storms.  Sometimes this is simply because there aren’t any storms within driving range, but sometimes it’s because chasing a storm would put you out of reach for a better storm the next day. They’re also a good [...]

2017-05-25T11:50:59+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Geocaching, The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Sleep Deprivation in New Mexico – The Climb #121

Monday 22nd May 2017 Today we chased in New Mexico.  The storms never produced any tornadoes but I managed to take a load of timelapses and got treated to some amazing sights. I’ve been in a bit of a bad mood today comprised of a mix of things.  I lost a memory card last night.  [...]

2017-05-23T16:26:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Close To Colorado – The Climb #120

Sunday 21st May 2017 Today was another busy day of chasing.  We know that the latter half of the week is going to be quiet so we want to grab every opportunity we can.  We stayed overnight in San Angelo with the view that we’d go to Amarillo today. Texas is a big ol’ place, [...]

2017-05-23T06:51:53+00:00 May 21st, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Wandering Around Winnipeg – The Climb #117

Thursday 18th May 2017 In my original plans, today would have happened yesterday.  I would have spent the day doing all my shopping so I could then spend Thursday relaxing before the chase on Friday.  But I lost Monday due to the cancelled flight and so I woke this morning knowing I should get everything [...]

2017-05-19T03:14:36+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Geocaching, The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Passing Through Toronto – The Climb #115

Tuesday 16th May 2017 It’s gone 2am in the morning, which makes it some ungodly hour in the UK, and means that since Sunday morning, I’ve had a total of about 8 hours sleep.  As a result, my plan is to keep this edition fairly short and get some much needed sleep. I had to [...]

2017-05-18T13:50:20+00:00 May 17th, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Not The Adventure I’d Planned – The Climb #114

Monday 15th May 2017 When I said I wanted an adventure, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. As I mentioned yesterday, I never slept, instead working on getting the vlog and The Climb scheduled.  I worked out how to schedule video posts on both Youtube and Facebook so even at 3am in the [...]

2017-05-16T01:48:27+00:00 May 16th, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

Countdown To Canada – The Climb #113

Sunday 14th May 2017 I never sleep the night before a flight. There’s a worry that somehow I’ll oversleep and miss it, that I need to sacrifice that time to make sure I’ve packed everything. At the time of writing, I still have items strewn across my living room.  I still worry I’m going to [...]

2017-05-15T04:34:47+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Weather|0 Comments

The Time Draws Near – The Climb #112

Saturday 13th May 2017 I’m at that stage where I’m panicking that I’ve forgotten something.  Case in point today.  I worried that I needed some more trousers.  Whilst storm chasing , the weather can be very hot, it can be wet, it can be messy.  And so the trousers I normally wear are not really [...]

2017-05-14T09:01:41+00:00 May 14th, 2017|The Climb, Travel, Weather, Writing|0 Comments