Last week I had a nice sunny trip down to Swanage in Dorset to do some staff training with Allnatt Venues.
I trained the staff on the use of their climbing wall and also climbing at Dancing Ledge, which is a great summer venue.
The group did really well, learning lots of new skills to hopefully put in to practise during their coming season instructing at their centre.
It was straight back home after the three days there to take a group of Cadets, who were staying at Capel Curig, up Snowdon in perfect conditions. We decided on taking the Pyg Track up and then back down the Miners Path. Hardly a cloud in the sky and just the slightest of breezes to keep it slightly cool and a great bunch of Cadets meant it was a great day. It was good to see loads of other people out on the hill enjoying the fantastic hill day.
I’ve been out on a Mountain Leader Assessment for the last couple of days, some grim weather going over Foel Goch, Y Garn and Glyder Fawr and then a mostly sunny day up around Cyrn Las in the Llanberis Pass. The clients did well and were a pleasure to be with in the mountains.
It’s not all work though, I’ve done fair bit of climbing, from Biceps Wall VS 4c – an awesome hidden away 2 pitch classic to a short intense HVS 5b on the Grochan called Wind and plenty of other stuff too including some Slate and indoor climbing at the Beacon.