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June 2019

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 [...]

Clach Glas Blabheinn Traverse

This is probably one of my favourite days out in the mountains of the UK and so when Steven and Claire said it was on their "must do" list for this trip it was a [...]

Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr nan Gillean

Pinnacle Ridge was high on the wish list for Claire and Steven this week so we bagged it today, making the most of a good forecast. Its always a cracking route with enough technical difficulty [...]

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 [...]