After a enthusiastic phone call on thursday night to Paul the decision to come to the Lakes to learn more about winter climbing and crank up some routes in the Lakes was made with no hesitation, abbreviation or deviation, once run past with the Misses of course!With the snow fall that came down last night I was pleased of the strategic & cunning phone call to Bob. Bob...Explore
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Perfect Conditions for Izzi’s first ice climb.Low water is in great condition as you can see from the video.The snow is not very consolidated, towards the end of the day it had warmed up and began to ball up on our crampons.Hopefully a cold night tonight will make it better to climb on.When we descended into the valley there was a considerable amount of snow fall...Explore
Now that I am back from a weekend on the Grit (perfect friction), an AMI Trainers meeting in N Wales and the ERCA conference ill be on the hill catching up.Conditions are looking perfect into the future.I here the Ice is forming well and and many routes are being climbed.I am out tomorrow with one of my regular clients. As soon as I am back in the office ill up date you...Explore
This week I have been down in Liddington, attending the ERCA International Ropes Course Conference.Standards, legislation, practices and technology in the ropes course industry have changed dramatically in the last two years and the purpose of the conference was to bring technical advisors, like myself, up to date with these developments. We had the opportunity to see the...Explore
POSTED: 23rd November 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Winter Conditions
The lakes is looking good, snow down to 650m
There is more on the east and more forecast for later in the week with continued cold weather.
Bring on another great winter.
Stay tuned for more lakes winter conditions and reports.
POSTED: 16th November 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Gear Reviews
Click Up Review
Mountain Works are the importers of Climbing Technology’s new belay device the Click Up. Brought onto the UK market in 2010 this device rivals other such semi automatic belay devices for sports climbing like the Gri Gri and the Ed. I have been using the device now for a few months and have been...
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.Explore