Monthly archives: September, 2011

AMI Workshop

12/06/11 Environment and Navigation As part of its commitment to maintaining high standards AMI requires its members to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These workshops provide CPD credits. Wales can guarantee interesting weather and this Sunday did not disappoint. Torrential rain ensured that the day would be a challenging one. The rain never let…



Wye Valley

When asked the question, ” what are you and the family doing for the half term break”. I answered, “Going camping in wales with a group a climbing group called Craggers”. Most of them responded, are you mad, it’s freezing, or words similar to that. Even i was thinking, maybe they’re right, i must be…



Gritstone

The spring trip to the peak district was a great opportunity to get out of Brighton and for the uninitiated to get to grips with grit. The outcrops above the village of Hathersage offer a great introduction to climbing outdoors with grades to suit all levels, although the grading can be quite a surprise. The…



Adventure Camp Feedback

“I am a single parent of four children, two girls and two boys aged 12, 10, 9 and 7…there was no sense of hierarchy but a lovely calm community spirit. I was very impressed with how brilliantly Buster interacted with the kids at camp. He organised lots of games for them to play. He was…



Bushcraft Workshop

Standing by a gate in rural Oxfordshire, waiting for one of the instructors to let me into the woodland site, I was already in bushcraft mode, checking out the shaggy ink cap mushrooms at my feet and noticing the subtle change in hue of the leaves above my head, as the trees ease themselves into…



Bushcraft Day

Good grief, as Snoopy might say. What was envisioned as quite a small scale activity ended up with 25 people signed up. We put some people on a waiting list, some people didn’t come (early start, very nice weather?) but then people we didn’t know were coming, turned up, so an attendance of about 20…



Redhill Climbing Wall

On the 16th of January 2011, my 8 year old son Benji and I went on a Craggers organised trip to the High Sports climbing wall in Redhill. We met at the Brighton Unemployed and Family centre and all travelled together by minibus. There was a good mix of children and adults and it was…



Adventure Camp

Still fresh after all these years. We have been running the Adventure Camps for a long time now but each one is unique. I have been thinking about this recently and wondering why this is. It is the people, or more accurately the human dynamics. It is the way people who have been on previous…