Grades are just arbitrary numbers and yet we get so hung up on them. I’ll happily admit I’m motivated by them and they provide goals and targets for me to work towards.
Whilst I was still at school I sent a letter off to Mountain Training requesting the scheme booklets for the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) and Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), I still have them somwhere...
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 we sometimes see people whoRead More
“Say hello to my little friend!” This pack is a beast. If you’re looking for a lightweight pack for floating up alpine routes or such like, then step away fromRead More
I often see the hashtag “livingthedream” and this winter I’m pretty certain I lived mine. Two months sport climbing in Spain with Laura (and Oreo) and we lost only oneRead More
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 to say! One thing definitelyRead More
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. I was afforded a lotRead More