30th September 2011
An interesting week, more high ropes jinx and eating out with nice folk but Cornwall this weekend for exploring and new routes. The main event this weekend will be to explore the bulging wall in the top right of this picture, I can't wait.
24th September 2011
High ropes course for a stag party today. They all did well with Jacobs ladder and leap of faith but the crate stacking was really freaky. 15 crates was the highest. I doubt I could have done 2.
18th September 2011
Had fun working for the Leadership Trust on friday. Symonds Yat was the venue, delegates and instructors were in fine form. Instructors showed some interesting rope tricks as usual, see my facebook page for a piccy of the best one.
15th September 2011
A busy week so far working at the Leadership Trust. Up at 5 and 2 groups a day. Fortunately the delegates and the other instructors were good company and the days went quickly. Trying out facebook for the first time and so far so good.
12th September 2011
Last week for 3 days, (6th, 7th & 8th) Dave Cornish booked me to help him improve his climbing, especially his lead climbing. I have known Dave for about a year and he had recently passed his Climbing Wall Award. (I was his assessor). It rained on the Tuesday, 6th so we ended up indoors at...
12th September 2011
Friday and Saturday (9th, 10th) I was working for Michael Downey of Life Changing Activities. They say variety is the spice of life and this week was turning out to be extremely varied. Friday Michael had 4 instructors at the pinnacle area of Symonds Yat treating 30 delegates from an IT company...
8th September 2011
During one of my last days in the Alps I decided to explore the rocky central peak in this picture. The big slabs to the left I had already climbed with friends several years ago. After I had been scrambling and climbing for about 2/3 hours i realised I couldn't get back down the same way. I...
5th September 2011
Im back in the UK after a very eventfull trip to the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range. I attempted to solo the South Ridge of The Noire but had to give up after 2000 feet. I had a very good 2 day forecast so decided to try it before I was fit enough. I slept at the start of the ridge and...
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