Browsing Archive: April, 2013


Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Adventure report 
Well I've returned safely from 2 weeks in the Moroccan Anti Atlas mountains. 
 Our team of 4 spent nearly every day climbing extreme routes hundreds of meters long in the African heat. We even had the opportunity to climb new routes on virgin rock, the reward, a new 5 pitch VS 5a in Ice Box Canyon.

The rock was good, the people were lovely and the climbing outstanding. All in all an excellent trip!

Give it another year and it might be the sort of place that I could be taking clients to. The only...
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Scrambling by the Sea

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Adventure report 
A Scrambling Skills course - by the sea?

Thats what Robert from Hereford booked last week, a little unusual as venues go, but the crags of South Wales, Gower in particular have some surprises in store.

Scrambling is the fine line between walking and climbing, where judgement and skill are combined with adventure and exploration. Sometimes using your hands, and sometimes relying on them separates this activity from being just a walk in the hills. We spent the day looking at scrambling movement...

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Easter Rock Climbing

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Adventure report 

 A great day out yesterday with the Brine Family. 
We tucked out the wind and got lots of climbing and abseiling done, as well as a quick trip into a Gower 'Bone Cave'.
Amazingly we even found Easter eggs hidden up the cliff! Made for a nice lunchtime snack...
Just shows that you can always make the most of the weather, as long as you know where to go.
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A fine day out on the Ice

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Adventure report 

 Making the most of the fine winter conditions in the Brecon Beacons and a day off - ice climbing up the Torpantau Falls. Blue skies, cold air and thick ice made for a perfect morning adventure. 
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