Fruitcakes and turtles

Forna Point in Gozo evokes images of bright yellow rock, smooth, carved by the wind into frozen waves of soft limestone.  Beneath, grey shadowy walls plunge to the heaving deep blue sea.  On a windy day the waves crash against the base,  white-capped, sweeping in relentlessly, smashing in outrage at the base of the cliff,…

Bolt maintenance work at Mgarr Ix-Xini

Some essential maintenance work was done at Mgarr ix-Xini valley on Sunday focusing on the sectors around Dream Walls which needed attention in particular, based on feedback from various climbers trying the routes. The first job however was to clear the litter which had been deposited underneath the carob tree in the centre of the valley…

Top British sports climber Natalie Berry visits Malta and Gozo

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Natalie Berry, one of Britain’s top  female sports climbers. She had decided to take a week long break in Malta prior to traveling to Munich to report on the bouldering world championships being held there.  Why Malta?  She’d read about recent developments…