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Blog - Technical Committee

MLTE Board Meeting

POSTED: 12th May 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Committee

I stand as the AMI representative on the Mountain Leader Training England Board.
Today was the AGM and General Board meeting held at the BMC offices in Manchester.


Church Beck User Group Meeting

POSTED: 31st March 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Bolting, Technical Committee

Church Beck is a fantastic Ghyll in the Lake District Nr Coniston.
Tonight was a meeting of all users for the ghyll to talk about access and run through ideas for reducing erosion.

I am beginning the process of collating information of other venues throughout the Lakes that have been closed over the years and looking at way we can re-open these for use with groups and...


The Outdoor Show

POSTED: 27th March 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Gear Reviews, Technical Committee

The AMI are invited by DMM to run the Ice Climbing wall at the Outdoor Show each year.
This year I went down to help out on the stand.

The wall is made from a high density foam and offered a great opportunity for people to have a go at using ice axes and crampons.

Thanks DMM for the invite and to all the people who I saw and coached during the day.


Grip ‘a’ bility

POSTED: 22nd March 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Committee

At this years BMC’s Technical Conference at PYB in November I will be running a workshop on Grip’a'bility. Designed to increase peoples knowledge of the ability to grip different diameters of rope by hand, attendees will be able to test and experience the load that their hand can hold on different ropes.
Today I went along to Lyon Equipment’s facilities...


BMC Technical Committee Meeting

POSTED: 16th March 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Committee

I stand on the BMC’s Technical Committee representing the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).
This is a group of highly knowledgeable people ranging from metallurgists, engineers, manufactures, textile experts who are all climbers. The Aim of the group is to issue safety advice and investigate incidents of failed equipment.

Biannually the committee...