Learning to Lead in the Lake District, 9th April 2017

Learning to Lead in the Lake District, 9th April 2017

I often use Stickle Barn crag in the Langdale valley for Single Pitch Award courses, but on Sunday it was our venue for a day of learning to lead. Dad and daughter team, Tim and Kirsten Bishop, have been out with us several times before, and it is great to see their progression each time they come back.

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Just When You Think You’ve Got It All Planned Out...

Just When You Think You’ve Got It All Planned Out...

Every Alpine season is different, but this year has been really different. Following a summer working at home in the Lake District, I had planned a short sharp Alpine season, 23rd August to 13th September. I had two long-ish bookings, both 1:1, and by huge coincidence both clients wanted to climb the Matterhorn and the Mittelegi Ridge on the Eiger.

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How To Get Great Photos For Your Blog Posts

How To Get Great Photos For Your Blog Posts

Take them yourself on your smartphone and hope that at least some of them are in focus and good enough to use?

Clip your camera onto your harness in the morning, and find it still there when you take your gear off at the end of the day, so get your clients together for a quick snap before they take their climbing gear off?

Give your phone or camera to one of the clients and give them the job of team photographer?

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