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May 2017

Cuillin Ridge Traverse – A Grand Day Out

Yesterday Rachel and I had a fantastic day out doing the Cuillin Ridge traverse in a single day hit. We left Glenbrittle at 6:00am and stood on Sgur nan Gillean at 8:00pm. We had agreed our "rules of engagement" in advance to make a single day traverse possible. We started on Sgurr nan Eag, we [...]

The Misty Isle

I have been out with Rachel the last couple of days here on Skye. Yesterday we headed to the Southern end of the ridge whilst today we headed to Sgurr a Mhadaidh, traversed its four tops and traversed Bidein Druim nan Ramh in some more pretty wet weather. Huw took Alastair and Martin up Pinnacle [...]

Welsh 3000

It was refreshing then when Caroline made contact about a more civilised 3 day crossing of Wales' highest peaks. That is still a big challenge however, the traverse of the Carneddau and Glyderau each being double the distance and effort of what I'd consider to be an ordinary day out. It's fair I think to [...]

Scrambling in Snowdonia

Last week, whilst I was in the Lyngen Alps, we had a 5 day scrambling course running here in Snowdonia. The course was run by Huw, Rusty and Tarquin and they took in some of the best scrambling routes that we have here in North Wales. Here is what one of the clients had to say: [...]

Arctic Ski Touring

I have been in Norway all week this week, ski touring above the Arctic Circle in the Lyngen Alps. Having never been before I will definitely be coming back, it provides stunning scenery, great snow from summit to sea and some amazing skiing. I was working for Off Piste Performance doing some mountain filming so [...]

April 2017

Mountain Leader Training

This week we have been joined by Paul, Pete, Toby, Pablo, Alex and Gareth for an ML Training course here in Snowdonia. It has been typical April weather with warm sunshine and shorts at the start of the week, snow on the tops in the middle of the week and some heavy rain thrown in [...]

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 [...]