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4GEE Community Cinema Club

Published: 19 Jul 2017 in Bolting, Family and Group Adventures, Gear Reviews, Qualifications, Staff at Play, Technical Committee, Technical Courses, Video, Winter Conditions, Young People.

For me, when I was young, a trip to the cinema meant a 40 min drive and a rare occasion. ​It has been great to work with EE, we have been one of the first to experience a screening from the 4GEE Community Cinema Club. What a treat… to finish a day’s rock climbing on Gimmer Crag with a movie snuggled up with a brew on a portaledge! Our team carried 984kg of kit to...Read more

Have you checked your camming devices recently?

Published: 29 Nov 2013 in Bolting, Gear Reviews, Qualifications, Staff at Play, Technical Committee, Technical Courses.

​I stand on the BMC Technical Committee representing the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and over recent years we have been receiving an alarming number of cam failures, these have been a result of users not checking them thoroughly for wear and tear. Click the link here to read more on the BMC website. Dan RobinsonRead more

Mountain Leader Assessment

Published: 01 Sep 2012 in Qualifications.

​This week Mike and I where assessing a Mountain Leader Course. We had 3 lads on the course who all put in a great effort over the week. Below are some shots of our restaurant with a view…On the Expedition we pitched up camp on the top of Allen Crags to avoid all the wet ground and then headed over to the top of Ill Crag to watch to sun set whilst cooking our...Read more

SPA Training

Published: 12 Jun 2011 in Qualifications.

A great few days had by all! Based at YMCA Lakeside, the group have been using the indoor wall on site as well at getting out on some limestone at Twistleton… and finishing the day today at Penny Rigg.Read more

CWA Training

Published: 02 Feb 2011 in Qualifications.

Each year Mike and I run a CWA training course for Telford College in Edinburgh for the students on the outdoor course. Day 1 was a Alien Rock Day 2 was at Ratho Climbing Centre The course was allot of fun and left 12 people really keen to get back to the wall and practice their personal skills and to find groups to try out their new found teaching skills.Read more

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