Blog Posts

Climbing movement, hip twisting

Today’s video is all about hip twisting for steeper climbing. Give me a shout with any questions! Just don’t judge my presenting skills, a natural ...
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How to tie off a GriGri and ATC belay plate

Need to tie off your climbing partner? Here's why you might want to, and how you could: ...
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Nordisk Telemark 1 Person Tent Review, part 2.

The perfect Mountain Leader tent? I spent months procrastinating over which tent to buy. I wanted a really light one person tent. A proper tent ...
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September’s Rock Climbing Development Course

It's been an ace couple of weeks climbing some amazing routes in North Wales! The guys improved loads, it's not all about grades though, their ...
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Nordisk Telemark 1 LW Tent Review

Nordisk Telemark 1 LW Tent Review: Lightweight tents, they’re always a compromise, they have to sacrifice something. Durability, stability or space? For years I’ve used a ...
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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

Mountain Leader expeds = light is right, but we have to be sensible… I’ve written about the contents of my pack before, but thought it ...
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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

ML is more than a navigation award, but it is a big part of the scheme. Solid tactics are the key to successful navigation, putting ...
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Why chose us for your Mountain Training SPA / RCI or ML?

Rock Climbing Instructor (the new Single Pitch Award) and Mountain Leader courses. I did Business Studies as one of my A-Levels at school and I’m ...
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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 and straight arms. Every climbing instructor and coach will at some point stress the importance of straight arms, ...
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