Showing posts from October, 2014

Milestone Buttress. Ogwen.

Kris looking after students on Rowan Route (Diff) Andy Owen on the Direct Route (VDiff) with a bit of artistic licence! Llyn Ogwen in all its splendor. It was a superb day in the mountains of Snowdonia today albeit a bit chilly in the shade but nonetheless a beautiful day to be out with cloudless skies and light winds. I was working on the second day of a combined AMI Trainee Workshop and the BMC Student Seminar based at Plas y Brenin.

Teaching multi-pitch climbing

It was a very damp start to the day but after a struggle up Yogi (S) the sun soon came out to dry the rock a bit so we went over to Oberon (S) after lunch. I was working with Glenn and Kris today on an AMI Trainee Workshop teaching multi-pitch climbing day. Tomorrow they'll be with real students from the BMC Student Seminar based at Plas y Brenin, at least the weather's promising to be a lot better.

Improvised Rescue (AMI Trainee Workshop)

I was working on an improvised rescue trainee workshop today for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. Andy and Rob were keen to look at problem solving skills associated with multi pitch climbing. We decided that Tremadog was the best option due to the poor weather forecast for the mountains and we were rewarded with dry rock (eventually!) and sunny conditions.

Still having fun and dodging the big weather! :-)

I was running a scrambling/short roping workshop for AMI trainee members who are soon to be going for their assessments. With a bad forecast for the afternoon (heavy rain) we decided to shelter from the wind in Cwm Idwal and make an ascent of the lower part of Seniors Ridge (with the direct start) and then as the weather was holding out we went for an ascent of the Cneifion Arete. Luckily, the rain was late and didn't arrive until about 3 o'clock as we were making a descent down the middle of Clogwyn y Tarw. RESULT! A great day all round. Thanks Rob Wymer,  Rob Williams and Joe Fraser.

Having fun!!