Hydracare was a project which aimed to reduce dehydration in hospitals and care homes – a problem sadly still poorly addressed. It started while at university and the patent/surrounding IP was eventually sold in 2012. I came across the problem of dehydration after obliterating my foot in a climbing accident that required me to spend 8 days […]Read more "Hydracare – Idea to IP sale"
I have been illustrating since I was very young (in particular for family birthday cards). I probably peaked when I was around 18 and have not really done a huge amount since then. I have however recently decided to pick it up again and have set myself an illustration project to do so (more on […]Read more "A foray into illustration #1"
I thought I would do a short write up a bit about some routes Chris put up at Swanage last year. New routing requires you to be either very knowledgeable about a climbing area or, to be a bad-ass climber and climb the hard, more obviously unclimbed lines. Chris Weedon has the advantage of being […]Read more "Climbing new routes with Chris Weedon"
Ok – so Oli Lyon and I arrived in Yosemite for what was to be a month long trip and we started out hitting up a few shorter valley routes, a bit of sport climbing and we were struggling to adjust to the style of climbing – we needed something to toughen us up a bit. […]Read more "Free climbing on The Nose"
Living in Yosemite as a climber is not overly straight forward. Firstly you are limited to the amount of time you can stay in the valley (2 weeks) and especially Camp 4. To stay at Camp 4 when it is busy requires you to que up at the site enterence at 5am to try and […]Read more "Yosemite valley life & road tripping"
As you probably already know starting a business can be hard work and if it fails, compared with the hours you put in, it can reap poor financial rewards. Despite this once you start-up, even if you have multiple failures, it is completely illogical and perhaps impossible to stop. If you are a first-time (or […]Read more "Why you can’t stop the start-up crack"
My key points for the importance of prison design are based around the fact that we have an outrageously high reoffending rate (75%+) and through studies people have shown that this can be much, much lower. Rationale; If Prisons and more importantly Prison Systems are well designed and well managed it can significantly reduce reoffending […]Read more "Why prison design is important"