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The first post in this series showed how to escape the system. If you find yourself needing to lower your second off, due to injury or not being able to get up the climb, you might need to tie two ropes together to make 100m of rope – enough to lower someone to the ground on most crags in the UK. You'll then need to pass the knot around the belay device - here's how to do itRead More
Some climbing accidents just happen. You might just be unlucky, and be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But many accidents are caused by human error, and are therefore avoidable. Never be complacent and think that you won’t make a mistake. If you are climbing with someone you don't know well, following a pre-climb checklist can literally be a life-saver.Read More
Rob Pugh is a Mountaineering Instructor based in South Cumbria. He is a provider of the Single Pitch Award, the Climbing Wall Award, and the Climbing Wall Leading Award. He is still as keen as mustard to get out climbing as much as he can.Read More
I get to work with people of all ages and from many different backgrounds, but I don't often get to work with a living legend. Wendy Dodds is very well known as a fell runner, and also in the world of sports medicine.Read More