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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Winter skills course: wild on Helvellyn

  Wild conditions for Josh’s 1:1 winter skills course. Gusting 70mph, whiteout, blizzards and loads of deep powder and slab. All good character building winter fun though as we headed out in the wintery Helvellyn range to look at core … Continue reading

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Winter skills: 3 friends on Helvellyn

  Over the last couple of days, we’ve had a group of 3 friends join us for 2 days of winter skills training. Yesterday was spent looking at core techniques, before a trip over Whiteside, Lower Man and then down … Continue reading

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Winter skills: Raise with Sean

  Today we were pleased to welcome an old client back – Sean joined us last year for an ML Refresher (and passed) – today was the first day of his 1:1 winter skills course. Despite worries of depleted snow … Continue reading

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Ice & winter climbing: Window Gully, Great End

  Today we headed to Great End, planning on climbing the classic Cold Climbs grade IV Left Hand Groove. Unfortunately this, and most of the rest of the crag had suffered a fair at the hands of the thaw, so … Continue reading

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Ice & winter climbing: Helvellyn’s east face

  William joined us today for the first of 3 days of Lakes winter climbing. We headed onto Helvellyn’s NE face and climbed a great ice and gully line at around III. Despite the thaw, there is still plenty of … Continue reading

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