Browsing Archive: December, 2019

Navigation Made Easy

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, December 13, 2019, In : Top Tips 

My blog with the most hits is one on Navigation 10 Top Tips, which is well worth a read, but I’d like to make an update to some thinking on the “5 D’s of Navigation”.

The 5 D’s is a way to remember to think  about  the important aspects of each navigational leg, helping you stay focussed and reduce errors. But I’ve moved away from this model this year when teaching navigation on my skills courses and leadership awards.

The 5 D’s are: Direction, Distance, Duration, Description...


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First Sport Climbing Kit

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, December 5, 2019, In : Top Tips 

One of the questions I get asked regularly is what someone should buy for their first sport climbing rack (set of equipment), so here’s a nice broad answer to get you up and running, and just in time for Christmas too...

Indoor Climbing Kit:

We’ll work on the assumption that you already have your own harness, belay device, chalk and rock shoes. If not, best get down to Up & Under and start shopping…

Helmet:

How much is the contents of your head worth? Enough to look after it for s...


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