Monthly Archives: February 2014

1 day navigation course: Coniston

  On Monday, Mike and Helen from Ulverston and Keswick joined us for a 1-day navigation course. Both keen fell runners, Mike and Helen wanted to improve their skills with a map and compass to give them the confidence to … Continue reading

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CPD in the West Highlands

  For the past week I’ve been up in Scotland on the west coast for 6 days of CPD training on looking after groups in the harsh Scottish winter environment. It’s been a great but tough week, with winds gusting … Continue reading

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Winter skills course: 2 day course on Raise & Brown Cove Crags

  Over the last couple of days I’ve been running a Winter Skills course on behalf of Summitreks. A group of 6 joined me in some super wild and tough conditions yesterday on Raise: 70mph gusts, whiteouts & horizontal rain/sleet/hail/snow! … Continue reading

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Cascade ice climbing: Rjukan 2014

  Each winter, Lakeland Ascents head out to Norway, to the small town of Rjukan for a week or so of cascade ice climbing on the 150 odd frozen waterfalls that can be found within a short distance of the … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader (Summer) Refresher: 2 days in Snowdonia with Mike & Harry

  On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mike & Harry from Wiltshire joined us for a 2 day Mountain Leader Refresher Course. Our instructor Mark┬ámet Mike and Harry in Nant Peris, Snowdonia on a wet and cold morning. Here is his overview … Continue reading

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