BerwynEvans.co.uk

Berwyn Evans
Llys Menai,
Lôn Sidney,
Caernarfon,
Gwynedd,
UK
LL55 1ET

[t] 01286 672900
[m] 07721 374143
[e] click here

 

News and Blog

 

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

 

Need inspiration?

This short film has been doing the rounds for the last few month but still puts me in a happy place - nice routes and perfect conditions. I hope it does the same for you. Click the title to watch the film.

 

Activity Inspection

I was over on Holy Island (off the coast of Anglesey) today checking out a coasteering activity on behalf of the Licensing Authority. As you can see from the photo, it was a glorious day and I reluctantly headed back to the murk and gloom of the mainland at lunch time in order to write the report.


Saturday, 24 July 2010

 

Scrambling on a damp Tryfan

I was joined by Andy again today for an advanced scrambling day on Tryfan. The weather forecast was for damp conditions today and boy was it damp. With the mountain in such a condition we elected to go up Little Gully and North Gully and then descend South Gully. We had a very constructive day despite the weather although it wasn't enough to soak us but it was enough to make the routes a bit tricky. We did have tantalising glimpses of blue sky a number of times but they didn't amount to anything and it drizzled just about all day. The photos are of Andy descending South Gully.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

 

NICAS Induction

I travelled over to Shropshire today to run a National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme induction workshop for course directors and staff. I didn't mind travelling away from the mountains this morning as the weather was awful and made driving quite difficult. I was running the course at a large activity holiday centre with its own indoor climbing wall as well as a number of outdoor climbing towers.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

 

Sun at Tremadog

I was climbing at Tremadog today with Andy who wanted to experience multi pitch climbing and stance and rope management. The weather was a lot better than the forecast suggested and the rock soon dried out to give us a glorious day on Oberon and Xmas Curry. We also had a look at abseiling in a multi pitch environment including retrievable abseils as well as backing up with a prussik. The photo is of Andy on the top pitch of Xmas Curry.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

 

Ireland


I travelled over to Ireland to run an AMI workshop in the Wicklow Mountains on Friday. I was joined by 3 AMI trainees who wanted to look at multi pitch climbing with students. We were climbing on Glendolough Crag for the day (Saturday) and managed to dodge the only heavy shower we had whilst we were having a late lunch. My thanks goes to Dave Gaughran for looking after me and making all the arrangements and to (left to right) Ciaran Kinney, Michael Crawley and Mark Dwyer for being so eager and keen. The other photo is of Quartz Gully (HS 4b)

Monday, 12 July 2010

 

AALS Inspection

I carried out a spot check on behalf of the Licencing Service on an activity provider who was visiting the Cadair Idris area today. All went well and the students seemed to be having a good time with the added bonus of some good weather for their Silver D of E expedition. The photo is of the Mawddach Estuary and Cadair Idris.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

 

3 Peaks Challenge

As I suspected, the weather was awful on Snowdon during this charity fundraising event last night. I was working for Jagged Globe as safety cover on the mountain - unfortunately it was during the night so we had to stay awake all night. I was posted to the start of the Llanberis Path but the other marshals had a pretty hard time of things with winds gusting 5o mph and heavy rain for most of the night.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

 

Gold D of E

I've been out and about over the last 4 days helping out on a Gold qualifying D of E. We visited areas such as Ogwen, Llyn Cowlyd, Lledr Valley, Nant Gwynant, Beddgelert, Rhyd Ddu and Llanberis. I think all the students did really well and kept their spirits high even through the horrible weather we had on Sunday. Here are some photos I took during the event:

The Road over to Llyn Cowlyd.

The track up to Bwlch y Rhediad

Group at Bwlch Cwm Llan

Golden-Ringed Dragonfly

Y Garn from above Llyn Cwellyn




Friday, 2 July 2010

 

Haglofs

I was up in the Lakes over the last couple of days visiting the guys at Haglofs in Staveley. We went for a 8 mile paddle last night from Windermere almost to Ambleside in tandem sea kayaks. A big thanks goes out to Paul Vousden (from Haglofs) for sorting a very enjoyable outing. Today we ran through the Haglofs Spring/Summer range for next year which looks fantastic. We were very well looked after by Neil, Paul and Vicky who were great hosts. Many thanks. Check out all the Haglofs gear at http://www.haglofs.se/

Archives

November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   March 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   November 2008   December 2008   January 2009   February 2009   March 2009   May 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   February 2010   March 2010   April 2010   May 2010   June 2010   July 2010   August 2010   September 2010   October 2010   November 2010   December 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011   August 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   December 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   July 2012   August 2012   September 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   April 2013   May 2013   June 2013   July 2013   September 2013   November 2013   December 2013   January 2014   April 2014   May 2014   June 2014   July 2014   September 2014   October 2014   November 2014   December 2014   January 2015   February 2015   July 2015   June 2016   December 2016  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

   
 

 
 

Designed by Delwedd