Mountain Journeys
Guided Ascent of Pillar Rock – Challenging weather and Successful mountain days
Climbing onto Pisgah from Jordan Gap - Guided Ascent of Pillar Rock   Guided Ascent of Pillar Rock Over this last week we’ve had the pleasure of helping a couple more people reach the summit of Pillar High Man. Both at different stages of their Nuttall journeys, with Pillar High Man being the only summit… Continue reading Guided Ascent of Pillar Rock – Challenging weather and Successful mountain days
Lake District Rock Climbing Guide – The Best Crags….
High on D Route, Gimmer - Lake District Rock Climbing Guide   Lake District Rock Climbing Guide - Perfect days in the mountains Last week, when summer came to visit us here in the Lake District, we had the pleasure of spending a day guiding Caroline on the magnificent Gimmer Crag. Gimmer is quite high… Continue reading Lake District Rock Climbing Guide – The Best Crags….
Yorkshire Dales Gorge Walking – Exciting Discoveries
Yorkshire Dales Gorge Walking - after the slide in Hell Gill   Yorkshire Dales Gorge Walking This morning we've been in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale with a lovely couple visiting from Norfolk. We did loads of fun stuff like climbing waterfalls and jumping into crystal clear pools. It is a privilege and pleasure to introduce so… Continue reading Yorkshire Dales Gorge Walking – Exciting Discoveries
Web Design Kendal – Where to go for a New Website…
Climbing in the glorious Duddon Valley   Web Design Kendal - Where to go for a New Website… Ok so now for a change of topic. Well it’s nice to have some variety huh. A couple of years ago I was contacted via e-mail by a web design company called Freshspace. As is the case… Continue reading Web Design Kendal – Where to go for a New Website…
Climbing Instructors Lake District – Great days out with good friends
Kat & Pippa at Shepherds crag in Borrowdale - Climbing Instructors Lake District   Climbing Instructors Lake District So what does a climbing instructor do on their day off? Hmmmm, sometimes nothing but rest, but more often than not a day off from work will mean a day spent in the mountains with friends. This… Continue reading Climbing Instructors Lake District – Great days out with good friends
Best things to do in Windermere
Gorge Scrambling - Best things to do in Windermere Best things to do in Windermere Windermere sees millions of visitors every year. And people visit for all different reasons. Some are looking for a bit of peace and quiet; others are after a lively night on the town; and many are keen to get involved… Continue reading Best things to do in Windermere
Lake District Gravel Rides – 1 of the best is…
Taking in the view of Kentmere - Lake District Gravel Rides   Lake District Gravel Rides So on Saturday we found ourselves with a free afternoon and the weather was actually rather nice, if somewhat chilly. Kate wasn’t keen for any rock climbing but did fancy some cardio work courtesy of our two wheeled steeds.… Continue reading Lake District Gravel Rides – 1 of the best is…
Tongue Pot Eskdale – The number 1 Activity in the Lake District
Walking to Tongue Pot Eskdale   Entry point for Tongue Pot Eskdale   Tongue Pot Eskdale  Over the years I have written numerous blog entries about the Esk Gorge. It is a favourite spot of ours. I still remember the first time we visited. It was with our friend Debbie, who had some previous experience… Continue reading Tongue Pot Eskdale – The number 1 Activity in the Lake District
Early Season Rock Climbing and Mountaineering in the Lake District
  Rock Climbing and Mountaineering in the Lake District So despite more than our fair share of damp days here in the Lake District, or maybe this is a UK wide thing now. We’ve managed to get out on some pretty spectacular days with clients and friends. Some exceptionally good days being on Pinnacle Ridge… Continue reading Early Season Rock Climbing and Mountaineering in the Lake District
Easter Holidays in the Lake District – Loads of early season fun
Family Adventure Day near Coniston Easter Holidays in the Lake District It's been a busy start to the season for us, welcoming many visitors to this fabulous part of the world. The first week of Easter gave some rather pleasant weather, yes there have been some sunny days. The second week saw storm Katherine sweep… Continue reading Easter Holidays in the Lake District – Loads of early season fun
Gorge Scrambling Ambleside – Simply the Best Activity
Gorge Scrambling Ambleside - enjoying high water levels in Stickle Ghyll   Gorge Scrambling Ambleside Yesterday was our 3rd Gorge Scramble of 2024 and it’s so nice to already be having fun in the water. And the fun level is increased hugely by us giving all our customers wonderfully warm 5mm wetsuits, these make all… Continue reading Gorge Scrambling Ambleside – Simply the Best Activity
El Realet Ridge – Costa Blanca: A beautiful knife edge ridge
  El Realet Ridge El Realet Ridge It's been an incredibly busy few weeks here in Costa Blanca and this had led to a lack of time to write blog posts. I have lots of catching up to do, but for now here is a write up of our adventures today. Costa Blanca has many… Continue reading El Realet Ridge – Costa Blanca: A beautiful knife edge ridge
Rock Climbing at Abdet – the wow factor village
Penny enjoying the January sun (copyright Tom Phillips) - Rock Climbing at Abdet   Rock Climbing at Abdet Today we have been enjoying some easy access rock climbing courtesy of our friends Tom and Penny. Tom has been developing the crags around the village of Abdet for many years now, I think I'm right in… Continue reading Rock Climbing at Abdet – the wow factor village
Cresta Etual Filant – An amazing narrow ridge and a wild adventure
Topo for Cresta Etual Filant   Cresta Etual Filant: 6a / HVS Sometime last year I learnt of a recently climbed ridge high in the mountains behind the village of Polop. As soon as a saw a topo for it I knew the place and couldn't wait to give it a try. We needed to… Continue reading Cresta Etual Filant – An amazing narrow ridge and a wild adventure
Barranco del Salt de Fleix – Impressive and easy access = 1 of the best
Gearing up point and first abseil - Barranco del Salt de Fleix   Barranco del Salt de Fleix With a short and easy approach plus a spectacular setting, on first acquaintance it’s difficult to understand why this isn’t more popular. Having walked the nearby trails for years, I think I have the answer. The main… Continue reading Barranco del Salt de Fleix – Impressive and easy access = 1 of the best
Barranco del Llidoners – the biggest abseils and best views
Big air on the main headwall of Barranco del Llidoners Barranco del Llidoners and Racons It's been a while since my last visit to this dramatic canyon and was done whilst researching for the Cicerone guidebook Costa Blanca Mountain Adventures. We been invited to join friends who were planning a trip down this and I… Continue reading Barranco del Llidoners – the biggest abseils and best views
Cresta dels Bandolers / Ridge of the Bandits – Big Wow factor
The arete of Cresta dels Bandolers   Cresta dels Bandolers / Bandolers ridge: Last night I watched the new Ricky Gervais show, Armageddon. He kept coming back to the theory that we can’t control our thoughts. When I’m in the mountains and looking at the landscape, what is it in my head that tells me… Continue reading Cresta dels Bandolers / Ridge of the Bandits – Big Wow factor
Puig Campana via Cresta del Roget – A brilliant grade 2/3 scramble
Puig Campana looms above Cresta del Roget   Puig Campana via Cresta del Roget A while ago I’d noticed some friends had traversed a ridge on the mighty Puig Campana and found some scrambles to link this to the summit. Well I couldn’t wait to check the route out as it looked fantastic. So today… Continue reading Puig Campana via Cresta del Roget – A brilliant grade 2/3 scramble
Via Ferrata Penya Llisa: An excellent new K4 route
Via Ferrata Penya Llisa - the upper tier   Via Ferrata Penya Llisa, Parcent Start/finish: On the north side of Col de Rates there is a small lay-by and mirador. Park here. This is just a few hundred metres from the top of Col de Rates. Parking is limited to 3/4 vehicles. If full there… Continue reading Via Ferrata Penya Llisa: An excellent new K4 route
Rock Climbing Ambleside – where are the best venues?
Scout Crag, Langdale - Rock Climbing Ambleside   Rock Climbing Ambleside - where are the best venues? With winter almost upon us, a day of rock climbing here in the Lake District may not be high up on the list of things to do right now. But wait a minute, days at this time of… Continue reading Rock Climbing Ambleside – where are the best venues?

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