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Monthly Archives: March 2014

2-day navigation course: Coniston & Pike O’Blisco

  While I was out on Helvellyn running a winter course, Mark took Mags out for 2 days of navigation training. They began on the Coniston fells, steadily making their way to Blind tarn. Conditions on the fells were pretty … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering course: Raise & Helvellyn

  Over the last couple of days I have been running a winter mountaineering course for Summitreks over in Coniston. Day 1 was spent up on Raise in really poor visibility, looking at the core winter skills that you need … Continue reading

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Winter skills course: an alpine Helvellyn traverse

  The ‘office’ has been looking mighty fine today! Helen from Manchester joined me for a refresher of some winter skills and a walk around the Helvellyn edges. Helen is off trekking to over 6000m in Equador so wanted to … Continue reading

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Multi-activity day: abseiling & gorge scrambling with old friends

  Yesterday we were delighted to welcome back Saj and friends for another great multi-activity day in the Lakes. Saj joined us last year for an abseil at Hodge Close and a gorge scramble in the classic Church Beck. We … Continue reading

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Multi-activity day

We had a full day of activities in a group of 8 adults. Our instructor was Mark. To keep this short and to the point we had a brilliant time – there were 2 of our group that had never been before … Continue reading

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