Browsing Archive: January, 2016

Climbing Kit Maintenance - Krabs

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Top Tips 
There are lots of ways to make the kit that you invest in for climbing last as long as possible, but you also need to know when it's time to retire that beloved bit of gear.

If you have climbed near the sea, and this even included Llanberis with the wind from the right angle, your climbing kit will have been exposed to salt from the sea. Not so much an issue for your soft gear like rope and slings, but can be devastating to metal like Krabs, nuts and cams.

If the salt can get into the metal thr...
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Mountain Leader Preparation course

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Adventure report 
Mountain Leader preparation day looking at the skills and knowledge required for the scheme. Some great weather, even if it was quite chilly on the top. 
Top tips for navigation can be found on a previous blog - http://www.outdoor-matters.co.uk/blog/navigation-10-top-tips

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A dry day!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Adventure report 
After a very wet couple of months I finally managed to get out on some rock this week.
Making the most of some dry but very windy conditions we headed to some sheltered spots in Pembrokeshire.
Great to be out and not in wellies, thanks to Jeff for joining me on this little adventure.

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