About RoadRamble: Our Story
Hi and welcome! Sam and I run RoadRamble together, a site that began as as hobby blog at roadramble.tumblr.com when we set off for Spain on a climbing and work exchange trip in a Renault Clio in 2014. It has since transformed into a platform for our bouldering guiding in Fontainebleau and to share the climbing lifestyle, hopefully inspiring others to climb, explore and get outdoors.
We hail from the UK but call home wherever we are parked. We are climbers and bouldering guides, and enjoy writing, photography, outdoor pursuits, cooking massive, weird (mostly veggie and sometimes foraged) meals, travel, and enjoying the slow life.
A shared obsession with rock climbing has been the predominant driving force for this ongoing adventure. Happily this goes hand in hand with travelling to some amazing places and meeting awesome people. Upgrading our 'home' from a Renault Clio, to a Golf Estate, to it's current form, a self-converted Renault Trafic van, has given us more freedom to spend longer on the road as well as to straighten our legs at night.
Since beginning to travel, we have spent ever-increasing amounts of time in the Forest of Fontainebleau, primo bouldering site and generally special place. In early 2016 we linked up with Rock & Sun, sharing our local knowledge with R&S's coaching expertise to provide guided climbing trips in the area. We have also worked in Fontainebleau with coaching specialist Positive Climbing. For more information on our guided bouldering trips in Fontainebleau, follow this LINK.
We try to live in a manner that's environmentally conscious, and do recognise the irony of living in a big diesel-mobile. We mitigate this as we can: limiting animal product consumption, never wasting food, recycling, using environmentally friendly cleaning and washing products, solar charging where there is sun. Van life can be quite ecological, with low water and electricity use. We are keen to reduce our impact further and are always open to new ideas - and (affordable) electric vans!
For more information regarding our guiding or coaching services that cannot be found on this website or for any enquiries regarding a wish to collaborate with us, please feel free to contact us HERE.
Thanks and stay gold!