Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Mountaineering in Mid Wales

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, April 30, 2015, In : Adventure report 
A fantastic mountaineering day out on the Mid Wales classic Crfrwy Arete, on Cadair Idris. Its only VDiff but theres 200m of rock to climb and you finish on the mountain top. There were still some snow patches lying around and it was rather chilly in places.

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Leading Outdoors - Video help

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Top Tips 
We've been busy with learn to lead courses this year and I keep recommending that people have a look at the BMC's videos on how to lead either before, or as a reminder after, the course. 
They have written a great article with several of the key videos on the BMC website -

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Improvers course on Gower

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Updates 
Improvers course on Gower building on ropework and leading skills, with 3 HS leads from redpoint to onsite for Seb. What you we do for your climbing?

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Learning to Lead climb in South Wales

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, April 16, 2015, In : Updates 

Sunshine and warm rock - what more could you ask for?
Today was spent at Box Bay near Bridgend in South Wales on day 1 of a 2 day Learn to Lead course for climbing.
We looked at gear placement, ropework, planning and building belays - everything you need to stay safe and climb well.

Tomorrow is an improvers course - another day in the sunshine climbing rock - thank you  Mr Weatherman!

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Walking, talking, booking and more...

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Updates 
So times are busy, last week was all about Caving and Walking, with an overnight expedition in the Brecon Beacons. The weather was very kind to us and the apprentices really learnt a lot about team work and determination.
This week is mostly about climbing, with a learn to lead course, improvers course and an afternoon talking about climbingand other activities with the Brecon Beacons National Park. 
Bookings have come in think and fast this year, so much so that we have no more weekend dates b...
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Its Summer Time!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Updates 
Summer time is here, even if its just lighter evenings to start with. 
Busy with walking groups and meetings about the outdoors, looking forward to more climbing and rock courses so get in touch is you want to learn to lead on Gower or in South Wales
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