I've just finished a block of work with Peter and Wendy, all the way from Sidney in Australia. It has been great to get to know them, and to share some adventures with them in the mountains. Some months ago we had a long chat on Skype, and came up with an ambitious programme, which included ascents of several 4000m peaks...Read More
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This post was first published in September 2016, but we're posting it again as the Alpine summer season is just getting under way, with some very tricky conditions. A lean winter combined with a very warm start to the summer means lots of open crevasses and loose rock in unusual places. Be careful out there!Read More
Congratulations! You’ve passed your assessment, and you’re now a Mountain Leader. That might be as far as you want to go with outdoor qualifications, and that’s fine – well done for getting this far. But on the other hand you might want to progress further and go for Winter Mountain Leader (winter ML), Mountain Instructor Award (MIA), or International Mountain Leader (IML). We’ll be focusing on MIA here. It is a big step up, but here are some tips to make it easier.Read More