While he can’t get out into the great outdoors, one Northumberland Wildlife Trust member is climbing the walls during lockdown… literally.
Just a few weeks ago, as the weather was starting to improve and the nights were getting longer, he was looking forward to being able to climb outdoors again: after school evenings on the sandstone rocks in Northumberland, weekends away in Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Scotland putting his rock skills to the test and the Easter holidays bouldering in the Forest of Fontainebleau in France.
Climbing the house has not only helped Fred keep in shape but it has also given him some much-needed time in the outdoors.
Indoors, Fred has been learning and practicing new skills that he will be able to put to use as soon as he can get out to the rocks again, including tying onto a safe anchor point and abseiling down the stairs (!). He is now eyeing up the bannister and windowsills.
Posted On: 21/04/2020