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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!

climbing instructor mountaineer jez brown

Instructor qualifications:

How to become a qualified mountaineering instructor

How I became a self employed Mountaineering Instructor

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

Mountain Leader Assessment top tips

alpine preparation courseMountain Leader Assessment, packing lightweight

From Acorn Adventure to guiding Dream of White Horses, my path..

Hang on in there! More about my path to where I am and how it can be tough at times.

Training for Climbing:

How to climb 7a

Training for rock climbing, the fundamentals

UK climbing:

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

winter skills course scotlandThe 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

Flying Buttress and Spiral Stairs, V Diff, Dinas Cromlech, Llanberis Pass, 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

advanced scrambling course north walesScrambling:

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

Trips:

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.

camping in cwm glas mountain scramblingRandom:
Seismic oil work in Kurdistan, one of my work trips to the Middle East

Kit:

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!

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