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Have a look into our past here you will find what we have been up to and be able to see some of our thoughts and re posts of interest. 

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….


Nothing Ventured….

POSTED: 7th October 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Grab a cuppa and have a read of ‘Nothing Ventured’. Gives you a great insight into balancing risks and the benefits in the outdoors. Nothing Ventured


Everton FC

POSTED: 5th October 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Family & Group Adventures

Everton Football Club have been with us for the past couple of days, after the team had won last Saturdays match against Birmingham 2-0 the coach decided that the lads deserved a treat in the Lakes in the form of “a beasting” up some hills and a day on the peddles.

They arrived at the Lakeside Hotel on Monday for a light brunch before heading to the top of...


Learn to Climb course and ML rope work Refresher

POSTED: 9th August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications, Technical Courses

Well today it rained, quite a bit, so we headed for an easy route in the Langdales and then spent the afternoon a little soggy looking at refreshing Izzi’s skills for her ML rope work, we covered the confidence roping and emergency rope work part of the syllabus including some handy advanced top tips and tricks.
After a bowl of soup in the Old Dungeon Ghyll it was...


Learn to Climb Course

POSTED: 8th August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Courses

Izzi has done quite a bit of climbing on a wall and a little on single pitch crags but wanted to know the technicalities of multi pitch climbing. We spent the day looking at all the skills needed to be a competent second.We climbed Brown Slabs Arete, Ardus and Little Chamonix.


ML Assessment & Training

POSTED: 7th August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications

This week Mike and I are running an ML Assessment and Training course at Lakeside YMCA. During these courses at Mountain Leader Courses at Lakeside YMCA we use the Real Adventure minibus, Accommodation and great food at lakeside, class rooms and coffee are on tap throughout the week until we head out to the hills for our 3 day 2 night expedition.
This week I headed to the...


Where we stay sometimes…

POSTED: 2nd August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Next year we will be taking over most of the accommodation at Greenside Mines, Glenridding.We have a team of 86 young people doing a variety of outdoor activities including a 1 night intro to the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.
We will be using Striding Edge Hostel, Bell Cottage, Bury Jubilee Hut, and the Swirral Edge Barn. Our Chef, Mark and his handy little helpers will be...


Accapi Gear Review

POSTED: 2nd August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Gear Reviews

Dan Robinson & Sally Ozanne
Accapi is a success story based on innovation and research, originally a specialist in the manufacturing of technical socks for all types of sports with a particular focus on mountain activities. With a partnership with Nexus, Accapi now produces Infrared clothing for athletes.
Nexus is a revolutionary Japanese fabric with unique...


MIA Trainee Workshop - Improvised Rescue

POSTED: 1st August 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Qualifications

Today we headed over to Castle Rock, the day started with a few shoers ont he walk in but soon cleared up.

We looked at…

Lowering/abseiling past a knot
Simple solutions to simple problems
Escaping from the system
Hoisting both in and out of the system
Dealing with more complex scenarios i.e. an unconscious climber on a traverse
The lads are now...