Late Summer

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!   […]

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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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