I’ve had busy August and September (so far!) working on Mountaineering Scotland Ready to Rock courses and also getting out climbing with various folk. I’ve been providing technical advice to various organisations I work for, and also working with South East Edinburgh Scouts as their mountain activities adviser, trainer and assessor. Some photos below! […]Read more "Late Summer"
(Update of a post I made in 2011) I made the mistake recently of posting on UKClimbing.com. There had been some discussion about multi-pitch belays, and this deviated to someone posting about sling strength, and quoting DMM’s testing of sling strength. It’s worth watching the DMM video: https://dmmclimbing.com/Knowledge/June-2010/How-to-Break-Nylon-Dyneema®-Slings ) My interpretation of this was […]Read more "Knotting slings and using them as lanyards – is it safe?"
There are some fantastic venues within easy reach of Edinburgh, and some a bit further away that offer more adventurous climbing. Traprain Law is just outside Haddington, about 25 minutes from Edinburgh, and gives some good lower-middle grade climbing in a rural setting. The downside is the crag is popular and polished. A good […]Read more "Edinburgh Cragging"
Well, not quite – a few photos of Spring so far Hill walking in Glen Lyon Staff Training with Renfrewshire LeisureRead more "Spring!"
Most medium range weather forecasts seem to be predicting a cold spell coming up – which is great news for climbers and skiers, especially when we think back to last winter which was typified by dumps of snow followed by large temperature swings and then rapid thaws. There is plenty of snow above 850m at the […]Read more "Wintery weather on the way – Medium range weather forecasts"