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Open beginners course

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, August 21, 2015, In : Courses 
Looking for another beginner to join an Outdoor Climbers Course, looking at everything you need to get climbing outside on real rock. Get in touch if you would like more info, course should run in the next month or so...

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Learn to lead day 2

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Courses 
Day two of a "Learn to Lead" climbing course on Gower in South Wales. Multi-pitch skills and Abseiling were covered, as well as 8 pitches of climbing. There two can head off on their own now - happy climbing!

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Indoors to out - A climbing transition

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Courses 
 Most people start out climbing indoors, its warm and dry and safe(ish) all year round. You don't need much kit and there's always someone on hand to give advice if you need it. But its just the tip of the climbing iceberg - making the move to climbing outside opens the door to climbing in spectacular places at home and abroad, you just need a little more kit and a few more skills.

Last week I ran a "Moving Outside" day on the beautiful Gower peninsular, teaching all you need to know about saf...
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A wintery summer ML

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Courses 
So a long week in the hills for all those attending the Mountain Leader Training course at Trewern OEC last week. 
We battled sun, snow, wind rain and even frozen boots on the mountains of Wales, wild camping by lakes and rivers and learning what it take to lead people in the great outdoors.
If you'd like to brush up on your own hills skills from navigation to campcraft then check out for more details.

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Self Rescue day

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Courses 
A lovely day in the sun with the girls from Swansea University Mountaineering Club to Box Bay in South Wales. We looked at self rescue skill for climbing including hoists and prusiking. 
They're now armed with the skills and knowledge to sort themselves out when things go wrong on the crag.
Next months course still has spaces so get in touch today... See for more details
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Self rescue course - March 18th

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Courses 
Outdoor Matters are running a Self Rescue for Climbers course on March 18th at Box Bay, nr Bridgend, South Wales. The day will cover the skills needed to escape sea cliffs, help a stuck second and solve common problems that climbers face in the great outdoors.

The Cost of this potentially life saving course is just £25 per person, and is aimed at keeping climbers safe out there.

To attend you need to be competent at leading Severe and above, bring your own personal climbing equipment including...

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