18th October 2014
New climb at Wintours Leap
The end of the week saw me at Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley cleaning a potential new route on Fly Wall. The first half will be ok and the top section will be tricky & bold but the middle will be a bit contrived. It still needs a bit of work and then I need to climb it ! I then soloed...
16th October 2014
Wet & windy
Yesterday went to The Brecon to take 3 ladies for a bit of a walk over a few tops. The weather was wet & windy but very enjoyable. I think you call it 'bracing'. Pic shows Lin & Rocky on one of the tops.
14th October 2014
Assessment on the Tower.
Late yesterday afternoon after a visit to 'Apex Outdoor' for coffee, I went to the tower at Beechenhurst in The Forest of Dean to assess 5 young people who were going to instruct on it. Despite the rain & cold they did well and remained cheerful. My photo shows them training just over a week ago...
13th October 2014
Busy week but enjoyable
This is a double blog didn't really have chance before. Last week working for the Leadership Trust and as always great fun. It's always good to catch up with the other instructors and the delegates were great. We went to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean and although the rock was a bit wet...
6th October 2014
Great shop, great tower.
A nice weekend. Saturday I visited Matt Hammersleys new shop, 'Apex Outdoor' just 2 miles from Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean. It's great. Very spacious and a wonderful feel to it, the coffees good too. Sunday I was at the 'Adventure Tower' in The Forest of Dean training new staff in the use...
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