Reports - winter conditions and activity

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Summer Courses - places available

Lots of great 'Summer Courses' coming up, some still with spaces and the chance to join a course with others meaning great value as the cost is shared!

Coming up we have a - 

 'Learn to Lead Climb' course with 1 space - 1 Day - dates flexible - Lake District £80

'Technical Scrambling Skills' course with 1 space - 10/11th July - Langdale £150 for 2 days/£75 to join 1 day.

See our website for full details of other courses available - Mountain Circles

Its been a busy spell with all sorts of weather coming through!  Some photos below of a recent course we ran in Scotland for Ivan and Bobby taking in Tower Ridge in much better weather than expected and then using Polldubh Crags for a training day on day 2 to hide from the wet and windy weather which came in. We covered lots of skills at Polldubh which are useful to add to your 'bag of tools' when looking to become independent in your climbing and to be able to sort out any un-expected situations that could arise... We looked at abb retreat and set up, backing up abb anchors, hoisting a 2nd, climbing a rope using prusiks, placing gear as well as getting some big boot climbing in on the classic route 'The Gutter'.  Thanks for the photos Bobby!

 Ben Nevis North face

 Pitch out of the Douglas Gap

 Just before the Eastern Traverse

 The tunnel - snowed over for most of the winter

 Just after the Tower Gap

Day 2 on the 'Gutter' at Polldubh Crags