Showing posts from June, 2013


Chicken of the Woods near the Quarry Hospital today

Yr Wyddfa/ Snowdon

I was working for the Adventure Activities Licensing Service over the last couple of days. Here are a few photo's I took with my new camera on Snowdon today.    Snowdon and Crib Goch   Sundew devouring a fly! Juvenile Wheatear 

AMI - Teaching Multi Pitch Climbing - Trainee Workshop

I was working for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors again today with a view to looking at the skills needed for teach multi pitch climbing to clients as well as guiding skills. The weather forecast was very similar to yesterday but this time it was a bit more accurate so we headed for the relative calm that is Tremadog. We climbed Yogi and looked at stacked abseils in the dry and then the heavens opened by about 2 o'clock so we made for the slab start of Merlin and an abseil retreat in the wet!    Simon belaying Alex on the delicate final pitch of Yogi.

AMI Trainee Workshop

I was working for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors today running a short roping workshop for trainees preparing for their assessments. With a very poor weather forecast we decided to cover some fundamental skills under the canopy at Plas y Brenin for a while but then plucked up the courage to venture out with positive results. We remained dry all day with all the showers seemingly missing us all day. We started out with an ascent of the NW Face Route with a few diversions to cover important issues, topics and techniques then into Cwm Cneifion before making a descent of the lower section of Seniors Ridge (well ..the gully bit!)   Joe and Alex on the NW Face Route Suicide Wall and Cwm Idwal 

DMM Renegade Harness 2013

I've been a DMM Renegade fan for many years and didn't think there was any room for improvement but the new 2013 Renegade harness looks awesome. DMM Renegade from DMM Climbing on Vimeo .


Just returned from a quick stint of work over in Lincolnshire. The weather was rubbish but the staff were great and they even laughed at my jokes!!

Moel Hebog (782m) and Moel yr Ogof (655m)

Had a lovely day today with Kevin Steele and Kerry Bigham. Scorchio again today but a nice breeze on the summits.

Another stunning day

Home at last! Working away for the last 10 days in Coventry, London, Weymouth, Grantham and Hailsham and a had beautiful day out out on the hills this morning as a welcome home. One day I'll get home on time without having to endure road works and traffic jams for no apparent reason as well as people having accidents. Thanks to all the centres for the great welcome. The summit of Elidir Fawr this morning