Month: September 2012

Cairngorms

I log roll down the 40 degree snow slope, firm, double handed grip on the ice axe head. Four, five rolls – my feet are grabbed and thrown violently up and round turning the roll into a wobbly Catherine wheel. Make star shape to stabilise. Hurtling down slope head first on my back; semi sit …

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Scotland

Ice Axe arrests We all got ready and left the hostel early in the morning while it was still dark. We walked and climbed for over an hour into the Cairngorm mountains, in the cold morning light, to a good spot for training in winter skills. It was a bright and sunny day, the snow …

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Dorset

Thanks for organising a gorgeous trip (if you could do the laundry too that would be ideal…) We had a truly fantastic time in a lovely place in the world with great company. Carys said her best bit was climbing and Tara’s favourite part was playing super heroes. My best bit was being out and …

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Wales

On the 12th of June 2012.  I, Dan and Tony went to Wales on the train, we went to consolidate what I had learnt on the previous trip.   On the previous trip I learnt to do trad leading, and I lead a few of the famous routes that I had heard of before I …

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