Blog Posts

Not So Social Media

Why the title? Well, it’s because I think that being successful with social media requires far more time and effort that people realise, so it ...
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Mountain Leader Expedition Rucksack Packing 2018

Light is right, but we have to be sensible… I’ve written about the contents of my pack before, but thought it was worth an update ...
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Rack ’em up! Trad climbing racks…

Go in to V12 or any other quality climbing shop and you’ll be hit by vast amounts of climbing kit of all different shapes, sizes ...
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Mountain Leader Navigation: Tactics

Solid tactics are the key to successful navigation, putting together the building blocks made up of your various navigation skills. When assessing Mountain Leader candidates ...
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Why chose us for your Mountain Training SPA / RCI or ML?

I did Business Studies as one of my A-Levels at school and I’m sure somewhere inside my head a few things stuck but it’s hard ...
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Why I love the Mountain Leader scheme

I loved the outdoors when I was a kid, playing outside with my friends, making dens in the woods down near Westover Farm and suchlike ...
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Straight Arms

A mini blog looking at shoulder form. Every climbing instructor and coach will at some point stress the importance of straight arms, but what do ...
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Mountain Training Moderation Visit

As a course provider for Mountain Training awards (Single Pitch & Mountain Leader), we sometimes get visits from them to make sure we're delivering courses ...
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What do you fancy doing today? Some low stress bolt clipping?

(Sorry, this is a long one!) I hear this a lot but it’s not something that rings true to me! When I think of sport ...
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And breathe….

The summer season has been a busy one, my busiest yet, which makes me really happy, but a little tired! July was a bit mad, ...
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Performance Preparation, giving yourself the best chance of success

I remember the days of trying to climb something at my limit, be it indoors or outdoors, where my warm up would consist of an ...
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Climbing, climbing, climbing, with a little Mountain Leader training and assessing!

This year has been super busy, which is ace! I've had loads of great clients coming and going, we've climbed loads of great routes, navigated ...
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