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What kit should I pack for hillwalking and mountaineering?

In our last post we talked about the technical kit (i.e., the climbing kit) that we’d need to take with us when we head out onto more tricky technical scrambling and mountaineering routes. See¬†https://www.lakelandascents.co.uk/2021/11/scrambling-rack/ We covered off the rope, the … Continue reading

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Top reasons why you should take a mountaineering course

To some, mountaineering seems like a very unappealing idea – no surprise given the dizzying heights and unforgiving terrain that you’ll be faced with. However, to others, it’s those same challenges that make it utterly thrilling. Mountaineering is an activity … Continue reading

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SPA Refresher course: Langdale

  Today Mark was out with Danielle and Nathanael who are two experienced SPA climbing instructors who wanted to refresh their skills and learn some new ones too. Mark lead their SPA Refresher at Lower Scout and Stickle Barn crags … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader (Summer) Refresher: Borrowdale

  Today, Si was out in Borrowdale, running a 1-day Summer Mountain Leader (ML) Refresher for Andy who had come over to the Lakes from Edinburgh. During their 12 hour day on the hill, Si and Andy looked at pretty … Continue reading

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Winter skills course: Stob Coire nan Lochan

  We’re up in Scotland at the moment enjoying the last of winter (although I suspect it’s going to be around for a while longer yet!). Today we were up in the Corries of Stob Coire nan Lochan running a … Continue reading

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