Arduous, Cold, Bitter, Blue Sky, White out, Darkness, Endless & Tough. Some of the words, that describe the 5 days in February completing the Mountain Leader (Winter) Assessment. Five days of intense, energy sapping, mentally exhausting, physically demanding activity in the Scottish Winter Mountains. Harsh winds, 80mph+, glorious sunshine, feels like -20, plus 8 degrees,

The 65th Annual Three peaks race – 27th April 2019 The second year I’ve entered and completed the run around one of the countries oldest and most famous fell races. Supported by my super family, I set off for the registration tent and several trips to the toilet pre-race starting. Pen-y-ghent The most iconic looking

What a difference two days makes. Earlier in the week, sunshine but chilly. Today, I wake up to 2 inches of snow in Ingleton and nearly 6 inches of snow on the hills. The local passes, Newby head pass in particular, were pretty unsafe. So two of our walkers travelling from slightly further North had

Martin and Liz started the day at Ingletsport Café, before heading out on this sunny, but chilly day. Leaving the Café at 9:30, we headed up to Storrs common, home of quarrying from century’s gone past. Myths and lime kilns. Plus some intro climbing and abseiling venues. Then on past the working Quarry, gritstone pits,

What a wonderful day we had this Saturday. We met up with 15 great people striving to raise money for a worthy cause and do it with a smile. For most of us it was a 05:30 start to be at Helwith Bridge Inn at 06:30 for registration, tea, coffee and hot and fresh bacon,

Such a fabulous weekend to start our Fun on the Rocks climbing season. It was lovely to catch up with some of the people from last year and wonderful to meet the first timers who joined us this trip.  A great mix. The weather was kind to us allowing for some great climbing to be had at Windgather

What a wonderful weekend we had. Weather was due to be pants, rain, cold and gales but we got sunshine, white clouds and a bit of wind. Thank you Yorkshire. Stunning locations, great climbing, delicious food, and an excellent group of people. The 3 days were all very different as was the climbing and the

What experience will I need? – None, but being able to belay will help. The trips will involve top roping only. (If this is one of your first few experiences on real rock, you will find it quite a different experience to indoor climbing.) We will be setting up lines on various graded routes so