Ok, so be kind! This is my first attempt at making an instructional video, it's not perfect but it was interesting to make.
In the video I look at how to release a loaded guide plate, which you must, must, must know how to do safely if you use one.
I might make other videos, but only if I don't get too many "He's got a face for radio" or "He's got a voice for a book" comments!
(It's been a busy couple of weeks teaching leading and running a rock improver course, check out the Facebook page for more updates..)
Last year I did some work in Kurdistan as a mountaineer providing safety cover for a seismic oil project and this year I've come out to do some more of the same.
The work is quite varied and it's cool to be in a pretty unique place, which isn't without it's problems.
I did a blog about the work last year if you're keen to know more about work the work involves: Seismic Mountaineering Work
Back home we still have courses coming up, it's definitely rock climbing season so if we can help with providing you with the skills to start lead climbing, want guiding up some Gogarth sea cliff classics, or anything else, get in touch.
You can keep up to date with what's going on by checking out the Facebook Page.
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