27th October 2014
SPA refresh & assess
Thursday I had a chap called Bill from Cardiff that wanted a refresh on his Single Pitch Award (SPA). He has booked to do his assessment with me in November. We covered a lot of ground and hopefully Bill is feeling more confident now. The weekend was a bit harder running a SPA assessment for UCR...
25th October 2014
The Leadership Trust
Another fun week working for The Leadership Trust. We went to the Tower in The Forest of Dean on Wednesday because of bad weather but the other days we were at Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean. Very relaxing & lots of laughs.
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...
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