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Have you checked your camming devices recently?

Published: 29 Nov 2013 in Bolting, Gear Reviews, Qualifications, Staff @ 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

Explore South Lakeland

Published: 25 Nov 2013 in Family & Group Adventures, Technical Courses.

Real Adventure is now on Explore South Lakeland, a website that is designed to help visitors make the most out of a trip to the area. Explore South Lakeland has been set up by South Lakes District Council (SLDC) to promote exploration, exercise and tourism in the Lake District to those looking for adventure and excitement. Read more

The Ben - Compression Crack

Published: 04 Feb 2011 in Technical Courses, Winter Conditions.

Back up to The Ben for another day with Paul, the weather looked like this was the last chance to get out this week, with 100mph winds forecast for the afternoon on Thursday and tropical and even faster winds for the Friday.Paul was keen to try out his newly discovered leash less skills on some steep ice. Due to the immanent weather and high avalanche conditions we headed...Read more

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

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