Today’s office: Longchurns cave

Tweet The cold, clear conditions over the second half of this week have meant wonderful mountaineering and caving conditions. Many of the high western and eastern fells have a blanket of the white stuff and the run off from the … Continue reading

The perfect ‘fetch’

Tweet A good strong North – North Easterly breeze provides excellent canoe sailing conditions on Windermere as experienced today and yesterday. By creating an improvised canoe raft with a rafting spar, A-frame mast from 2 oars and a sail which … Continue reading

£150 piece of lovely kit!

Tweet This weeks office time has been spent hanging around in a high ropes park as a trainer with the sole responsibility of maintaining high safety standards. If I were to be called upon to help a client who was … Continue reading

Yorkshire caving

Tweet When the question is asked as to the best location to go caving (be it easy dry walking around a cave looking at beautiful features or challenging belt buckle crawls) then it is impossible to ignore and hard to not conclude … Continue reading

A choppy day on Windermere

Choppy conditions on Windermere Tweet A choppy day on Windermere yesterday, with squalls of force 3/4 pushing through from the South West. Sometimes rafting up (as in the case of the photo above) is the only course of action to take to make any … Continue reading

Another of those CPD days

Tim on Middlefell Buttress (Diff) Raven Crag, Langdale Tweet As mountain professionals, formalised CPD is rightly here to stay and so I experienced another development day covering short roping on technical ground. For the uninitiated this means bringing a client or two up and down scrambling and climbing terrain in … Continue reading

A standard first aid sight…

2 day outdoor first aid course with First Aid Cumbria Tweet A pretty standard sight on any outdoor first aid course. Lots of waterproofs, karrimats and more casualties per square foot then an A and E department. I have no hesitation in recommending First Aid Cumbria. A simple, logical and … Continue reading

Navigation training.

Compass bearing - advanced navigation! TweetA lovely cold and clear day covering basic navigation skills over in the Dudden valley. What did we cover? Ground and then map interpretation, tick off and catching features, simple navigation tools and tactics and all before we even touched a compass!

Two ‘eds are better than one.

Ed Poulter in Stickle Ghyll TweetA cold  and wet week in Church Beck and Stickle Ghyll scrambling with the reliable and multi talented instructor Ed Poulter. Why mention this? Well obviously recognising another quality instructor is important, but also it allows me to use the … Continue reading