MIC = WMCI?

Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to   Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and  Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor   https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed   Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]

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Knotting slings and using them as lanyards – is it safe?

(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 […]

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Wall Rescue course

I was on a course ran by Glenn Gordon at the weekend hosted at EICA Ratho. We looked at many of the skills you need to anticipate, prevent and solve problems encountered at indoor walls, and how to pass this on staff you may be responsible for and train. Both Glenn and I have worked […]

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Autumn Work

Some photos of work carried out this Autumn – Rock climbing and  staff training for West End Adventure Group in Glen Croe and Succoth Boulders.   Roysth Quarry

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