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June 2018

Scrambling and Climbing Courses this Week

It's me and Tarquin holding the fort again this week whilst Rob is away filming in Brazil. Tarquin's been out with the Introduction to Scrambling Course on the scrambling enchainment of the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. [...]

Running Off to Sea

Well we gave it our best shot at climbing in the mountains today but we'd barely tied onto our ropes in the Llanberis Pass before the first drops of rain fell. Hastily switching to the [...]

May 2018

Quiet Ways up a Busy Mountain

Tarquin finished off the Advanced Scrambling Learn to Lead Course yesterday whilst Julia, Lucy and myself had a break from scrambling, not that it sounded like Julia and Lucy had had any kind of rest [...]

Enjoying the Ordinary

Another hot and sunny day here in Snowdonia where with Julia and Lucy we've enjoyed climbing the very pleasant Ordinary Route on the Idwal Slabs. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [...]

Dipping our toes on Atlantic Ridge

A return to Wales where I'm spending the week with Julia and Lucy. Keeping away from the bank holiday crowds we've been up a scramble that I'd never done before; Carnedd y Filiast's Atlantic Ridge. [...]

Off to Brazil

I am heading off to Brazil now until the 11th June on an exciting big wall adventure. I am joining Twid Turner, Steve Long, Angus Kille and James Taylor with the aim of climbing a [...]

Am Basteir and the Basteir Tooth

Most of the team have been back round to Elgol to collect the cars left there yesterday. That put them conveniently placed for a crossing of Clach Glas – Blaven. Martin and Alistair completed that [...]

Dubh Ridge and T-D Gap

Catching the boat in from Elgol we’ve had a big team outing up the Dubh Ridge today. The line up to the ridge from the shore of Loch Coruisk to the summit of Sgurr Dubh [...]

Sun on the South Side of Coire Lagan

A much brighter day on Skye today. Rob and myself have been on a half round of Coire Lagan with Alistair and Martin taking in the tops of Sgurr Sgumain, Sgurr Alisdair, Sgurr Thearlaich and [...]

A Wet Start to the Week on Skye

A wet start to our Skye Scrambles Week but we’ve made the most of the day. We’ve got four teams out and about this week and today Rob, Tarquin, Alistair, Martin, Tom, Laura and myself [...]

First Trad Routes at Tremadog

I've been out climbing with Dan today. He'd done a fair bit of sport climbing and bouldering before but never climbed any trad routes. Well, after a great day at sunny Tremadog he's done his [...]

Finding the way around Moel Hebog

The second day of the Mountain Skills and Navigation Course and with Liz, Ruth, Vanessa and Lee we've had a fairly big day out on Moel Hebog. Starting and finishing in Beddgelert we looped out [...]

Scrambling Enchainment on Tryfan

A scrambling enchainment with Cath today. We've been on Tryfan climbing upwards via Milestone Gully, Milestone Continuation, Bastow Buttress and the last stretch of the North Ridge to the summit. Avoiding the strong winds we [...]

April 2018

A Fine Team Effort on Cneifion Arete

Another great day's scrambling with Ali, Paul and John. We made the approach to Cwm Cneifion via Seniors Gully before taking on the classic Cneifion Arete. Once over the initial steep pitches Paul took over [...]

Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin

Scrambling today in fine weather with Ali, John and Paul. We've enjoyed a circuit of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach, Y Gribin and False Gribin. We've also had one of our Advanced Navigation Courses running today [...]

Night out in the Carneddau

I rejoined the Mountain Leader Training Course at the overnight camp spot beneath at Ffynnon Llafant high on the slopes of Carnedd Llewelyn. They'd walked in over a high level route from Capel Curig with [...]

A Damp Day in the Glyderau

A bit of a soaking for the Mountain Leader Training Course today. We've been on  a circuit of Glyder Fawr and Y Garn and looked at the practice and techniques that can be employed when [...]

Sunshine before a Soaking

Sunglasses then waterproofs today but we've used each portion of the day accordingly on the Mountain Leader Training Course. Whilst the rock was dry we looked at methods of managing a group on steep ground [...]

First Mountain Leader Course of the Year

Well the recent heatwave seems to have come and gone and it's a return to some more normal weather for the start of our first Mountain Leader Training Course of the year. With Mark, Ben, [...]

Arctic Ski Touring

I am in Norway this week, not far from the city of Tromso to enjoy some ski touring with friends Bryn and Dave. I visited the area last year whilst making a ski film in [...]