About Us

Hi! This website is all about the climbing exploits of us, Jonathan and Gaynor. Two ordinary climbers who have had the chance to climb in some extraordinary places. Nothing too extreme, we are not elite athletes, and we like a comfy bed and a cup of tea at the end of the day!

In 2018 we both lost our jobs and decided to take some time out to decide what to do next. We spent 4 months climbing our way around Europe from Rome to Istanbul on what we referred to as “Our Big Trip“, and this website was created as a way to share our experiences. The trip changed our outlook and perspective in so many ways, and after returning home to Northumberland we decided to sell up and move to France. We are now embarking on a new kind of adventure, turning our back on the jet set existence and embracing a more rural lifestyle.

This website is still dedicated to our climbing experiences but will be supplemented soon when we move into our new house, complete with a gite to rent close to the crags (and the wine!) in Burgundy. We plan for the gite to be ready from Spring 2020.

You can also follow our travels on Instagram: @ordinaryclimbers and on You Tube.

Please get in touch with us by commenting on our blogs, or send us a message below. If you have any suggestions on where we should climb then let us know!

— Gaynor & Jonathan

Our Big Trip

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