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Learning to lead

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Adventure report 
Learn to lead course in November - sometimes it seems like the sun always shines on Gower!
Two days spent looking at movement on rock, rope work, placing protection and building belays.
13 pitches climbed, including their first  multipitch route East Ridge, what a great weekend...

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Activities for all

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Sunday, July 12, 2015, In : Adventure report 
Specialist 1:1 support for a young girl with mobility issues this week on her schools residential trip to Gower. Great to see her getting stuck in and enjoying all the activities including abseiling, scrambling and body boarding, and wonderful to be able to help her challenge what is possible.

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Climbing for All!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Adventure report 

Great to work with this young person with mobility issues on a rock climbing day out on Gower. She showed great determination and showed just what you can achieve when you give it you all, just needing a little helping hand from a nearby instructor every now and again.
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Three Cliffs climbing adventure

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : Adventure report 
An adventurous day out for the father and son team from London  as they scaled the Three Cliffs on the Gower coast. A great introduction to rock climbing for them both, and in a spectacular location. 
Get in touch to book your rock climbing lesson with us.

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Climbing coaching on Gower

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Sunday, August 10, 2014, In : Updates 
A great day out on Gower for British Youth Team member Catrin this week, leading the classic trad routes SW Deidre and Isis with style. Coaching climbers, teaching skills and introducing people to the sport are all part of what we do at Outdoor Matters.

Find out what we can do for you on our website, or ring for a chat.

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More Rock Climbing on Gower

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, June 27, 2014, In : Updates 
So this has been a busy couple of weeks for us at Outdoor Matters with lots of guided climbing on The Gower Peninsular, a few caving trips in the Brecon Beacons and even a little Coasteering in calm seas. 

I'll be away leading an expedition to the jungles of Tanzania during July and Climbing in Scotland for part of August, but there are still a few days available from August 18th. Just get in touch by phone or email to book yourself a little adventure, experience or training course.

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Summer sun and coastal rock

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Saturday, June 14, 2014, In : Adventure report 
A great day guiding Sam last week on Gower, lots of learning about sea cliffs and multi - pitch rock climbing for this apprentice of the sport. 

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SPA preparation day

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, May 2, 2014, In : Updates 
A lovely day in the sunshine working on all those skills you need to be a climbing instructor yesterday with a soon to be stunt man. Lots of ropework and climbing skills covered in preparation for an assessment this coming weekend. We also do preparation days for the CWA and ML if you want to turn up ready to pass.
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Teaching leading on Gower to Team GB

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Sunday, April 27, 2014,

A great day out today teaching leading skills to one of Team GB's youth climbing squad on the sunny cliffs of Gower. Tomorrow I'll be running a gorge workshop and Tuesday I'll be looking after archaeologists on a cliff top survey. 

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Sunshine through the rain

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Updates 

A lovely bit of sunshine to finish a rather wet and windy activity week.
There is no such thing as bad weather - just the wrong clothing... 
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Guiding on Gower

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Adventure report 
Another lovely day climbing on Gower in October sunshine, its been a busy month with all sorts of courses, training and adventures happening all across Wales. Heres a shot from yesterdays guiding on Great Top, this could be you...
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Back in Wales and back on the rock!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : Adventure report 

Well i'm back from another success expedition to Peru and have hit the ground running with a busy week rock climbing.
The highlight has been a leading course with 13 year old Catrin who ticked 5 leads in a day from S to HVS!
Keep an eye on that one, I think she'll go far...

Today was more of a wet one but we still had fun with the lads from london, climbing and abseiling with occasional views of the Brecon Beacons National Park in between the showers.

With the summer coming to an end its time to ...

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Summers Back!

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Adventure report 

End of a long and beautiful day climbing on Gower with a school group from London.

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Rock Climbing on Gower

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Adventure report 

Heres a snap from a day out on Gower, rock climbing at Rhossili. The weather may not have been perfect, but the rock was good and the sea was behaving itself so we hit the sea cliffs and got lots done. 
Well done to the Girls for making it a great day out.
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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 Grand Day Out

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : Adventure report 
Josh on his first climbing experience this weekend. Get yours at 
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