Underwater students

Underwater student! TweetA cold weekend of Canoeing on Coniston Water and gorge scrambling in Church Beck, meant that a change was on the cards for today. So a couple of visits to Stickle Ghyll, Langdale with students from Salford and a quick … Continue reading

Sometimes laughter is the best course of action.

Chris and Matt abseiling above the Bowderstone, Borrowdale TweetWhen 30 metres above the ground and your Italian Hitch judders as it roles over the lowering karabiner (as it is supposed to do!), the following adrenaline surge can take you either way. Luckily for Matt he went the way … Continue reading

Full descent of Church Beck, Coniston

Four of the chaps under 'the chockstone' in Church Beck, Coniston TweetHave a peek at a new video  https://vimeo.com/51874274 of Wheaters and Co who did what was asked of them and a lot more!  A full ascent and descent of Church Beck, Coniston with jumps, roped climbing, ducks, slides, trust falls and all in … Continue reading

The now standard mountain pose.

Tweet If people wish to capture that memorable mountain moment then out comes the mobile phone and that now common arm stretched pose! This memorable mountain moment was the view from Yewbarrow over Kirk Fell and Great Gable.

Top tip #39

Tweet Want to know whether that pulley system you have just created to drag your car/client/bucket of cement up the side of your scaffolding , is a 2:1, 3:1 or a 9:1??? Well let me broaden your skill base with … Continue reading

Fairy ring on a BIG scale

Tweet  A 15 foot in circumference fairy ring of fungi from (and I am happy to be corrected here !) the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides ) family. Simply just don’t touch, eat or fool around with! Below are a few … Continue reading

Sometimes pain and pleasure in equal measure…

TweetThese students found out that dripping candle wax onto their hands in a long pitch black cave met the criteria for the above title!

A wet Windermere

TweetA great week working for Leeds Met University, culminating in a kayaking day with 4 groups on the western shore of Windermere. Primarily we looked at physiological and coaching development within the groups, as well as a variety of kayaking … Continue reading

Today: Church Beck, Coniston

TweetA double session with LMU sports science students in a cold gorge. Church Beck runs straight off the cold mountains above and therefore the teams had to move swiftly through the challenges to keep warm. Thank goodness for full ‘steamer’ wetsuits!

A wonderful office day.

Tweet A cracking day out with sports science students from Leeds Met University on the Coniston range. Up Swirl How and along the 4km ridge to the Old Man of Coniston. Perfect temperature and little wind. Role on tomorrow !