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April 2017

Walking & Scrambling

I have been spending time with the family this week for the Easter holidays whilst Huw has been running our 5 day navigation and scrambling course. On Tuesday I walked 11 miles of the Anglesey Coastal Path with my Mum & Dad and my son Archie. Mum & Dad are walking the whole route and [...]

Advanced Scrambling – Clogwyn Y Person Arete

It has been a stunning spring day here in Snowdonia. I have been joined by Rich & Ian for our two day advanced scrambling course. I was on a First Aid course yesterday and so fellow instructor Tarquin took the boys out on the Dolmen Ridge. Today we headed up the Clogwyn Y Person Arete [...]

Mountain First Aid Course

I spent Wednesday and Thursday of this week revalidating my First Aid qualification. This is done every 3 years and I always enjoy the two days of practical and theoretical training and assessment. I joined my friend Kath Wills who runs Active First Aid, as a fellow rescue team member she has lots of practical [...]

Steep Dog walking

It has been a fairy busy week s apologies for the delay in the blog postings. I kicked the week off with a quick solo jaunt up the Idwal Slabs and onto the Cneifion Arete with the dog. I was surprised to pul out of the initial steepening of the Arete and find the dog [...]

March 2017

Cairngorms

For the final day of our winter mountaineering course we headed East to the Cairngorms where the better weather forecast proved true and we enjoyed sunshine and good firm snow. Marion was feeling better today and so we were back to a full team. We climbed Jacobs Ladder with Racheal leading and me alongside offering [...]

Ben Nevis

It's been a fairly wild day here in Scotland but for the second day of our winter mountaineering course we managed to escape the worst of the winds on the North Face of the Ben. Poor Marion was ill and so Huw and I headed up with Rachel, Tom and Luara. Rachel and I climbed [...]

North Buttress of Stob Ban

Huw and I have been joined by Racheal, Tom, Laura  and Marion this week for our final winter mountaineering course of the season. It's been a tad warm really but its getting colder tonight and some more heavy snow is forecast for later in the week. We climbed North Buttress (II) on Stob Ban and [...]

Scottish Skiing

I've got this weekend off and decided to make the most of the free time by enjoying some Scottish Ski action. I spent the day at Nevis Range and was over the moon to find the chairlift running in the back corries. This meant I could enjoy off piste skiing with uplift - in [...]

Avalanche Avoidance

For the second day of our avalanche avoidance course we focused on decision making, heuristic traps and companion rescue. We headed to Nevis Range and used the gondola to get to the snow line and refreshed the skills we had covered yesterday whilst introducing today's topics. It has been warm but dry, giving a nice [...]

Avalanche Avoidance Course

I have been joined by Laura, Thomas, Andy, Andy and Ben for our two day avalanche avoidance course here in Scotland. We headed to the Glencoe Ski Centre and focused on Terrain, Weather and Conditions for the day. It has been a stunning day with far reaching views and some more fresh snow. The winter [...]