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July 2019

Cneifion Arete with Julia & Lucy

I have been out with Julia and her daughter today for some private guiding here in Snowdonia. I don't remember tieing in with a mother and daughter before (thats not to say it hasn't happened!) [...]

Nor Nor Buttress Scramble

Julia, Richard and I have been spoilt again today with wonderful blue skies, warm rock and a nice breeze to keep the midges at bay. We headed up onto the East Face of Tryfan and [...]

Scrambling & Swimming in the sunshine

I have been joined by Julia and Richard for our advanced scrambling course here in Snowdonia. Regular readers will recognise both faces but Julia in particular has shared many adventures with us and is often [...]

Intro to Scrambling

I have been out with Judith, Sue, Charlotte and Patrick today, introducing them to grade 1 scrambling here in Snowdonia. We stayed low in some poor weather and focused on plenty of movement coaching, line [...]

Scrambling and Navigation Course

We've a Five day Navigation and Scrambling Course running right now. Andy looked after the first two days for us whilst Rob and myself were traveling back from France. Today was my turn to be [...]

Project Alpine Spirit

A fun week helping Rob out filming for Project Alpine Spirit. Becky Coles, Lou Bettlestone and Mo Barclay are currently out in the Alps attempting to climb all of the Alpine 4000 metre peaks in [...]

June 2019

Another Snowdonia Scorcher

Another scorcher of a day in Snowdonia. Today John, Kate and myself went up Y Garn's East Ridge. It's a scramble of two halves really. A rambling but all very pleasant grade one meander up [...]

Sizzling on Sentries Ridge

The sun has been beating down on Snowdonia today. With enough of a breeze to keep things pleasant. Kate, John and me have been up Mynydd Mawr's Sentries Ridge. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [...]

Snowdonia Mountaineering

I have been out with Kate and John today who are with us for a week of mountaineering here in Snowdonia. We decided to move up the grade and started off with Idwal Buttress (2) [...]

Bristly Ridge in the Mist

Not a day for views today as well as being slightly damp in a close and sticky mist. Along with John and Kate we've enjoyed the day none the less climbing up Bristly Ridge and [...]

Mountain Biking on Snowdon

I have never ridden up Snowdon before. I have walked it, climbed it and skied it so I thought it was about time I rode it! During the summer months there is a voluntary restriction [...]

Mountain Filming

I kicked this week off filming for a mountain project with Helix Tactical, often referred to as the war office of DMM. We spent a couple of days high on the Clogwyn Y Person Arete [...]

North Ridge of Tryfan

Well the much threatened rain finally arrived today and so Bob and I had a change of pace and grade and headed up the classic scramble that is the North Ridge of Tryfan. This allowed [...]

Cwm Idwal Scrambling

Bob and I headed into Cwm Idwal today expecting a day of heavy rain. To our pleasant surprise it stayed dry all day and we romped up North West Face Route on the Slabs, The [...]

Clogwyn Y Person Arete & Crib Goch

I have been joined this week by Bob who regular blog readers will surely recognise. Bob and I have been sharing adventures for a few years now and its always fun to be out in [...]

ML Refresher Day Three

It has been another wet one here in Snowdonia today and Graham, Jonathan and I made the most of the limited visibility by practising some micro navigation this morning. We then used steep ground in [...]

ML Refresher – Steep Ground

Jonathan, Graham and I have switched into steep ground mode today on the ML refresher course. Our venue of choice was Little & North Gullies on Tryfan for the ascent and then West Gully in [...]

Back in Wales and Bristly Ridge

Whilst Rob's been out with the Mountain Leader Refresher Course I've enjoyed a day's scrambling with Leoine who is preparing for a trip to Mount Elbrus in a couple of months time. We've been on [...]

Mountain Leader Refresher

I have been joined by Graham and Jonathan for a three day Mountain Leader Refresher here in Snowdonia. We chatted through changes in the scheme since Grahams training course in 1987 and then headed out [...]

Thank You

Hi Rob, Thanks so much to you, Huw, David and Sandy for another awesome week of scrambling on Skye.  I’m delighted to have ticked off a handful more of the Cuillin highlights this week. Not [...]

May 2019

Through the Mist to Bruach na Frithe

It didn't really rain at any point today but up above the cloud level the rock has been pretty wet and skittery.  The first part of our day was unaffected though; the relatively low level [...]

Sgurr Alasdair

With greasy conditions on the ridge today we chose to head up Sgurr Alasdair via the South-West Ridge (3). The route starts at Bealach Sgumain via a lovely walk into Coire a' Ghrunnda which gives [...]

Half a Round of Corrie Lagan

The weather forecast isn't so bright for the end of the week so today was a case of making hay while the sun shines. Tom and Laura have been over a section of the Cuillin [...]