Pushing yourself and your job.

Tweet A long hard week of gorge scrambling and kayaking in and around Coniston. Clear skies, good temperatures in the the sunshine, interesting and engaging clients, varied activity times (to avoid the crowds), clear water conditions, walking to and from … Continue reading

Technical advising as part of the job

Tweet Just spent a couple of weeks advising as a technical expert for two national education and development companies. Producing technical documents and validations for individuals undertaking group leadership roles on climbing and gorge scrambling sessions. Why? Well it is … Continue reading

Superb views this weekend

Tweet A short descriptive video on a graduate development course over in Eskdale this weekend. https://vimeo.com/67672252

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

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

A small video of a large cave

TweetA small video of a recent caving trip into Gaping Ghyll, the largest chamber/cavern in Britain (large enough to put York Minster in!). We didn’t get wet, muddy or stuck in any tight squeezes – a perfect caving experience!