Saturday, 28 April 2012
This weekend we're running an advanced navigation course in Snowdonia as part of the BMC's Club Training Program.
'An introduction to the skills of advanced navigation to enable you to get off the beaten track whatever the weather. Navigation is a fundamental skill for hill walking which will increase your enjoyment and safety in the British hills and further afield. This two day course will challenge your preconceptions of what is possible with just a map and a compass. We will get lost, we will be out after dark and we will walk around in circles but by the end of the training you should have a good personal strategy for navigating and have gained plenty of confidence in your new skills.'
There's a second course running in the Peak District on the 15th & 16th September so if you're a member of a BMC affiliated club and are interested in improving your navigation please have a look at the BMC site.
Friday, 27 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
With a new website being developed I now have a new email address. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to contact me. I'll still be checking 'email@example.com' but am hoping to move over to the new site in the next few weeks. Thank you.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Jude on the traverse of Pluto (HVS 4c)
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Ben Bardsley on the climb up Eel Crag
It was a stunning cold but clear day for the Coledale Horseshoe, a British & English Championship counter for 2012. There were a number of snow showers as the runners set off up Grisedale Pike and some very chilly looking runners came past me on the scramble up Eel Crag. I was out taking photos on the second half of the course from Eel Crag, over Sail & Barrow and the final run into Coledale. Plenty more images on my Flickr page. In the event the good running conditions meant that both the mens and womens records were broken. Full results are on the FRA website (mens & women race).
A couple of Ambleside fell runners reach the Eel Crag plateau
Friday, 13 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Early morning light at the start of the skin up the Aig de Polset
Simple pleasures - sun, snow and a good skinning track!
Still on the way up with Mont Blanc in the background
Steep summit slopes and the arrival of the bad weather
Approaching the summit
Final few meters and looking forward to a loooong descent back to Meribel
Monday, 9 April 2012
Arriving at the Col d'Aussois
Arriving at the Refuge Peclet Polset
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
Climbing away from the Refuge du Col de la Vanoise
The climb back up onto the Glaciers de la Vanoise
Our route to the west of Mont Pelve
The climb up from the Glacier du Pelve
Making tracks in perfect conditions
Climbing towards the Dome de Chasseforet
Mont Blanc above the clouds
Approaching the west ridge of the Dome de Chasseforet
Steve enjoying a hot day on the plateau
Skinning tracks across the Vanoise Ice Cap