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Comb Gully - Ben Nevis

Published: 31 Jan 2011 in Technical Courses, Winter Conditions.

Today Paul and headed up to the Ben to see what was in condition and climbable. The temperature were a little high so we headed to the higher routes. Weaving our way carefully around the patches of wind slab from island of safety to island of safety we managed to reach the base of Comb Gully. Paul had not climbed on true “Nevis Neve” before, what a delight.We...Read more

Association of Mountaineering Instructors AGM and CPD weekend

Published: 30 Jan 2011 in Technical Committee.

Each year at the AMI’s AGM there is a chance to update our knowledge, share experiences and have a good catch up with friends and likeminded professionals. The workshops included; Transceiver use and Companion Rescue, MIC Trainee, GPS, Avalanche & Snow Safety, MLT provider Workshop, Dry Tooling, Short Roping, BMC FUNdamentals, MWIS weather forecasting, MIC...Read more

Kendal College Winter Skills Course

Published: 28 Jan 2011 in Technical Courses, Winter Conditions.

This week Kendal College have been on a Real Adventure in the Cairngorms learning about snow and ice and winter mountaineering. Neil Mathews and Sally Ozanne, 2 of our instructors, ran the course out of Ardenbeg Bunk House. The week was catered for by Real Adventure, Ronnie Dunn a local chef cooked in the evenings and the team ate well.The week’s weather...Read more

BMC Technical Committee Meeting

Published: 17 Jan 2011 in Technical Courses.

This committee meets 4 times a year on a monday evening at the BMC offices in Manchester. The widely recognized BMC belay device poster is due for a fresh look and re print. This is a request to have a look at the poster and report back if you have any ideas on anything you think needs to be added or changed. Neville McMillan has now stepped down from the UIAA Safety...Read more

GCSE PE

Published: 08 Jan 2011 in Young People.

As a little change from the school wall and to give us a little more time outside of the school time table we headed to Awesome Walls with the GCSE Climbing PE team. Rich and I went down with 2 teams, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Looking at the Fundamentals of climbing movement; centre of balance, weight transfer and rotation. The team responded well and...Read more

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