Here is a brilliant film from two friends of mine who headed out to Alaska this summer. (Those of you who came to Nepal with me in 2010 will recognise Andy as we hooked up with him at high camp.)
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This is the promo for a forthcoming film on Eric Jones. One of my favourite British climbers he was the first Brit to solo the North Face of the Eiger, has climbed routes like the Bonatti Pillar on the Dru, North Face of the Matterhorn, was part of the first team to hot air balloon over Everest, has skydived over the North Pole and took up base jumping in his 50's! Whats more he lives in Tremadog.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
I have been joined by Anne, Andy and repeat clients John and Peter for a 5 day scrambling course here in Snowdonia. It has been pretty moist and so today we headed into Cwm Idwal to escape the forecast high winds (which did not materialise) and had a day on grade 1 ground up and around the Idwal Slabs. We concentrated on movement skills and used the wet ground to our advantage to set us up for the rest of the week.
Friday, September 21, 2012
For the final day of our week of climbing we avoided the rain by heading to the Beacon climbing wall where we worked on some technique, beasted the arms and looked at some technical rope skills. Its been a great week with a wide variety of climbing - thanks boys!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
5 day learn to lead climbing course here in Snowdonia. For our first day of climbing we headed to Tremadog and had a lovely day of sunshine. We climbed Poor Mans Peutrey (S 4a) in 5 pitches and then Scratch (VS 4b) in 3 pitches. Along the way we were progressing the boys climbing and technical skills and did a multi pitch abseil off the crag.