Up a long creek with lots of paddles

Tweet The creek in question is actually the River Esk. The paddlers were from all around the country and working for Rolls-Royce. The paddles and canoes? Well they are from Outward Bound Eskdale, with whom I have been training teams in leadership … Continue reading

A possible new winter route on the Helvellyn massif?

Tweet After an interesting drive to Thirlmere (but that is another story!), a quick yomp up to Brown Cove Crags and a decision to climb away from the existing routes – off we climbed and picked our own way straight up the face. … Continue reading

Low snow levels throughout the lakes

Tweet For the eagle eyed this is a photo of Scafell and Scafell Pike at the weekend before the low level snowfall on Monday. Whilst it is still considerably powdery underfoot and really needs a good freeze thaw (this weekend … Continue reading

Mountain rescue failure?

Tweet A stunning day in Wasdale with the snow line down to 200 metres on all of the mountains. After canoeing on Wastwater in the morning, two apprentice  teams from Rolls-Royce took part in a mountain rescue exercise in the … Continue reading

Personal development session down in the Peak District

Tweet A couple of days just spent facilitating the learning process for individuals  from Cranfield University School of Management on their Executive MBA programme. Having just completed their first year, 50 individuals had just been paired together in co-coaching partnerships that … Continue reading

A happy exit from the top of Longchurn Cave

Tweet   A video of a happy exit out of Longchurn Cave. A stunningly beautiful day both under and over ground. Clear January skies with a temperature inversion (a long cloud in the base of a valley) forming in the … Continue reading

Rising water levels in the cave today

Tweet When working with infantry soldiers (who certainly face extreme situations) you often need to challenge and inform in conditions which would be too much for the majority of the population. So it was today. To highlight the power of … Continue reading

First character building climb of the year

Tweet As 2012 was a bit wet, the idea of climbing Lakeland rock when damp is not unusual.  In fact it has been very much the norm! So with this accepted, off Loz and I skipped to Borrowdale and the local 3 star classic … Continue reading