I write quite a few climbing, scrambling, mountaineering and trip blogs, some of which might be useful, to make them more accessible I’ve organised the better ones into an indexed form here… Some are a bit old so there may be the occasional bit of dodgy formatting or missing photo. I always love to hear feedback so feel free to get in touch!
Winter Mountain Leader Assessment, a write up of my assessment
Winter Mountain Leader Training, a write up of my training
Single Pitch Award Assessment overview, as an SPA course provider I run a lot of assessments, here’s some top tips…
Single Pitch Award Training Refresher, a great post training, pre assessment memory jogger
Hang on in there! More about my path to where I am and how it can be tough at times.
Training for Climbing:
Training for rock climbing, the fundamentals
Rock climbing in Dorset, Boulder Ruckle – Elysium E1 5b, route write up
The Strand E2 5b, Gogarth, route write up
Left Wall and SS Special, E2s, Llanberis Pass, route write up
Heading the Shot, 7a+, Llanberis Slate, route write up
Devil’s Nordwand E1 5b, Ogwen Valley, route write up
Scavenger HVS 5a, Gogarth, route write up
The Plum E1 5b, Tremadog, route write up
Seamstress VS 4c and Seams the Same E1 5b, route write up
Kirkus’s Route VS 4c, Cwm Silyn, route write up
Lighthouse Arete Direct VS 4c, South Stack, Gogarth, route write up
The Gauntlet HVS 5a, Gogarth, route write up
Super Direct E1 5b, Dinas Mot, Llanberis Pass, route write up
The well rounded VS leader, a round up of some ace VS routes
Lion Rock Topo, a topo of this popular group crag
My favourite intro to multi pitch crag, Milestone Buttress
The perfect into to scrambling in North Wales, a weekend of awesome easy scrambling
Moving on from hill walking to scrambling, ready to make the step up?
Advanced scrambling kit, what I take on a scrambling course
Chulilla sport climbing trip, I had an ace time sport climbing in this amazing area, great if you’re operating around 7a or above
Paklenica, Croatia climbing trip, Croatia is so nice and the climbing is really good.
Seismic oil work in Kurdistan, one of my work trips to the Middle East
My top five bits of kit for work as a Mountaineering Instructor
OEX kit review, Stretch jacket and Lynx tent
Whats in the bag?! What goes in my pack for a mountain day.
Mountain Footwear, what to put on your feet!