Scotland Easter 2015

Easter saw Nic and myself off to Kinlochleven to work again with Giggleswick School’s CCF. The week just happened to coincide with some of the best Easter weather that Scotland has to offer. Clear skies, light winds and enough snow on the hills to increase the beauty. I worked with a number of groups during […]

Pyrenees Snowshoe

In February, 2015, I accompanied Philip and Helen Wilson and John Kirby to the Pyrenees. Philip was about to complete his winter IML Assessment and so we spent the week snowshoeing and discussing various issues related to the assessment. The week coincided with one of the wildest and snowiest periods the Pyrenees had seen in […]

Late Autumn 2014

Having agreed to run a number of courses in late November and early December, we were lucky to experience some dry and sunny weather making learning much easier. We ran a ML Training Course for the trainee instructors at Haven Banks and outdoor students at Exeter College. This was done over two, three day sessions. […]

A busy few weeks in the summer 2014

It started with a weekend in the Peaks climbing with Cyrano and Jamie to build up their log book experience for SPA. We climbed at Bamford and Windgather, both ideal locations to get a lot of single pitch leads done in a short time. I stayed in the Peaks to work again with Alderwasley School […]

BAIML Conference – Chamonix

In early December, John Young and I headed to Chamonix for the BAIML AGM and some CPD. We decided to go a day early and stay a day late giving us four clear days in the mountains. On the friday, we decided to introduce John to snowshoeing and accompanied by a few other delegates, caught […]

ML Training with Haven Banks/Exeter College

One of our ML Training Courses in the Autumn of 2013 was with staff from Haven Banks Centre in Exeter and students from Exeter College. The course was run over two midweek sessions. The first was in the South West with an overnight wild camp on Dartmoor. We chose the same location used with Bicton College earlier in […]

The Devil’s Slide on Lundy Island

In late August, Mark, Jamie, Kate, Cyrano and I accompanied Tim and his boat to Lundy Island to climb the Devil’s Slide. We had been planning this trip for a while but trying to match tides, weather and availability was always a problem. To get it all done in a day meant an early start from […]