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May 2019

Skye Scrambling

I am on Skye now for our annual pilgrimage to the best scrambling in the UK - the Cuillin Ridge. I have been joined by friends and fellow instructors Huw, Dave and Sandy and between [...]

MTB – Lake District & Skye

I am on the Isle of Skye now for our week of scrambling on the Cuillin Ridge. I left home Friday morning and headed to Keswick for lunch before enjoying a ride up and around [...]

Mountain Biking – A come back

When I was younger I used to do a lot of Mountain Biking. I got a summer job in the school holidays and spent 6 weeks picking chillis to buy my first Mountain Bike. It [...]

New Digital Scrambling Feature

I have put together a new digital feature on scrambling in Snowdonia. It aims to bring together some route guides, videos, top tips, my kit list and some inspirational stories and images to educate, motivate [...]

Dolmen Ridge

For the final day of our week of scrambling here in Snowdonia we headed up Dolmen Ridge. We left the car undecided about the need for waterproofs as it had been steadily raining on the [...]

Idwal Buttress and Cneifion Arete

Jonathan and I have been joined by two Matts, Danielle and Huw today as our week slides into the Advanced Scrambling course. With another day of lovely weather we started off in Cwm Idwal and [...]

Llech Ddu Spur (Crib Lem)

It has just been Jonathan and I today and we decided to head to the Carneddau so that over the three days so far we have visited each of the main ranges in Northern Snowdonia. [...]

Crib Goch – Llyn Glas Horseshoe

It has been another wonderful day today here in Snowdonia, as we sat having lunch on Crib Goch I couldn't think of anywhere else I would rather be on a day like this. With Pen [...]

Scrambling in Snowdonia

It has been an absolute stunner of a day today and we kicked off the week with the North Ridge of Tryfan and Bristly Ridge. I have been joined by Deren, Richard, Jonathan and Chris [...]

April 2019

Dolmen Ridge and Bristly Ridge

I have been out with Dave again today with Michael unfortunately called home at the last minute. Conditions were sub-optimal but we still had a great day cruising up Dolmen Ridge (3), across the top [...]

Advanced Scrambling Course

I have been joined by Michael and David for our advanced scrambling course here in Snowdonia for today and tomorrow. They have each been out with us before and its always nice to welcome back [...]

Intro to Scrambling

It’s been beautiful weather here in Snowdonia and great to be back in the home mountains! I’ve been out with our intro to scrambling course today, up the Gribin Ridge and down Seniors. Ace!

Practicing skills on Moel yr Hydd

The skills that were learnt yesterday on the Navigation and Mountain Skills Course were put into practice today on a little circuit though Cwm Orthin and over the lovely little hill of Moel yr Hydd. [...]

Navigating our way back to Wales

It might be just another Monday morning but it's the first of the year's courses back in Wales. I've been out with Nicola, Paul, Ramesh, Michelle, Beth and Lesley on the first day of our [...]

March 2019

Snowier Day in Stob Coire nan Lochan

The last day of the Winter Skills Weekend and the last day of the 2019 expeditionguide winter courses. John, Ty, Dan, Lee and myself didn't have the same weather as yesterday to enjoy but making [...]

Stella Day in Scotland Today

We had a productive day to end Tom and Laura's week of mountaineering yesterday but high winds and heavy rain meant that we split the day between The Ice Factor and Onich Slabs. Today, the [...]

Mega Day on Creag Meagaidh

Following yesterday's damp outing I didn't have high hopes for today but by traveling a little bit eastwards Tom, Laura and me have had a belter of a day. We've been up onto Creag Meagaidh [...]

Dragon’s Tooth Revisited

A revisit to the Dragon's Tooth for me and Rob today. With the thaw well and truly set in we made what we think was the best of the mountaineering options and took Tim, Tom [...]

A Cooler Place to Climb?

Looking around for a cooler place to climb we traveled across to the Cairngorms today. Summit temperatures were still forecast to be above freezing but with a genuinely warm wind blowing when we arrived things [...]

Aonach Eagach and Stron na Lairig

We've had a nice enough day of weather with which to start this week's Winter Mountaineering Course. Rob led Tim up Stob Coire Sgreamhach's Stron na Lairig whilst I was on the the other side [...]

Dorsal Arete

It has been pretty wild week here in Scotland and today has been no different! For the last day of our mountaineering adventure we split into two teams. Huw and Shae went up onto Stob [...]

East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn

Huw and I took Racheal and Shae East today, with the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn our chosen objective. It was a popular choice and we were very grateful for a lift up the [...]

The Dragons Tooth

It is a fairly wild week in Scotland this week and so Huw and I are spending as much time in the planning stages of each day as we are actually going mountaineering I think! [...]

A Safe Bet with Golden Oldie

The Scottish mountains are certainly under snow again but despite cosmetic appearances a certain amount of thought is currently required when thinking about where and what to climb right now. Rob, Rachel, Shay and myself [...]

Fun in the sun (and the rain)

Last week was half term here in Wales at it coincided with a week off for me after our trip to Torridon and Norway. It also coincided with the arrival of my new paragliding wing [...]