Perfect Lakeland challenge weather

  https://vimeo.com/65178993 A video of the perfect weather had during 4 days of challenging Lakeland walking around Wasdale and Eskdale. Earthly Edge was chosen to provide opportunities for an organisation to challenge its people with mountain experiences that were new, inspiring and progressively more challenging. Where better to go than the Western fells, finishing with the views …

A bold and cold Church Beck gorge scramble

A cold ascent of Church Beck gorge today with lecturers from Trinity University, Leeds. Looking at the potential for students from University teams and courses to develop team and inter-personal skills through gorge scrambling and effective reviewing of what happens. A classic task that provides plenty of data for individuals to reflect upon. Full immersion jumps were …

Where has Earthly Edge been this last month?

Well the blogs have been pretty scarce over the last month due to a variety of reasons, but primarily the fact that a lot of time has been spent in and around the Scottish mountains. Full winter conditions have prevailed and whilst enjoying the often superb conditions (clear blue high pressure skies and quality neve) I have …

Up a long creek with lots of paddles

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 and personal accountability for the last couple of weeks. A lot of experiences and reflection time that …

A possible new winter route on the Helvellyn massif?

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. A lack of permanent evidence of previous attempts and a check of the guide book indicates …

Personal development session down in the Peak District

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 will last for the rest of their programme and beyond. To help start the coaching and awareness process, various tasks …