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4GEE Community Cinema Club

POSTED: 19th July 2017 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Bolting, Family & Group Adventures, Gear Reviews, Qualifications, Staff @ Play, Technical Committee, Technical Courses, Video, Winter Conditions, Young People

For me, when I was young, a trip to the cinema meant a 40 min drive and a rare occasion. ​It has been great to work with EE, we have been one of the first to experience a screening from the 4GEE Community Cinema Club. What a treat… to finish a day’s rock climbing on Gimmer Crag with a movie snuggled up with a brew on a portaledge!

Our team carried 984kg of kit to...


Have you checked your camming devices recently?

POSTED: 29th November 2013 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Bolting, Gear Reviews, Qualifications, Staff @ Play, Technical Committee, Technical Courses

​I stand on the BMC Technical Committee representing the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and over recent years we have been receiving an alarming number of cam failures, these have been a result of users not checking them thoroughly for wear and tear.

Click the link here to read more on the BMC website.

Dan Robinson


Mountain Leader Assessment

POSTED: 1st September 2012 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications

​This week Mike and I where assessing a Mountain Leader Course. We had 3 lads on the course who all put in a great effort over the week. Below are some shots of our restaurant with a view…On the Expedition we pitched up camp on the top of Allen Crags to avoid all the wet ground and then headed over to the top of Ill Crag to watch to sun set whilst cooking our...


SPA Training

POSTED: 12th June 2011 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications

A great few days had by all! Based at YMCA Lakeside, the group have been using the indoor wall on site as well at getting out on some limestone at Twistleton… and finishing the day today at Penny Rigg.


CWA Training

POSTED: 2nd February 2011 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications

Each year Mike and I run a CWA training course for Telford College in Edinburgh for the students on the outdoor course.
Day 1 was a Alien Rock

Day 2 was at Ratho Climbing Centre

The course was allot of fun and left 12 people really keen to get back to the wall and practice their personal skills and to find groups to try out their new found teaching skills.


Its cold outside….

POSTED: 9th November 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications, Technical Courses, Winter Conditions

The fire is lit as winter has arrived in the Lakes. Snow down to 300m at the weekend, high winds and a little chilly. I have a feeling its going to be another great winter. Skis at the ready! It might also be time to start thinking about winter skills courses too.


New Course Dates

POSTED: 8th October 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications, Technical Courses

We have just posted new course dates for 2011. Whether you are already for assessment, keen to attend a training course, polish off your skills or spend the winter preparing, we have the course for you! We have course dates for CWA, SPA and ML, both training and assessment courses available. If you cant find what you are looking for just ask….