Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Navigation Practice in Lake District

Jon Gupta decided to call in on his way to Scotland for his Winter ML Assessmentat Glenmore Lodge.
There has bee some great snow in the Cairngorms recently.
We went out onto some bleak featureless hills. Sadly no snow to be seen but some challenging navigation terrain. We went round a progressive course and then back for tea and medals (nutella really!). Had a great day chatting and catching up and best of wishes to Jon, Ben and Bruce. I think they are all on same assessment.
Navigaton courses to suit your ability and a time to suit you can be arranged please feel free to contact me.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wainwrights Fells update

Have a look at this for  a new wainwrights map

Tubular Fells, 180 kb
This is a great representation of the classic map. If you are able to use it to navigate around with please let us know. .

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spying onSunny Day in The lake District Cumbria with MTB Cut and Cycleactive

Whilst out for a run on Barton Fell near to the beautiful Ullswater Valley on a brilliant Spring like sunny day. I bumped into Chris and Rich from Cycleactive doing some filming with MTB Cut.  Their backdrop was fantastic with a small patchwork of snow on Helvellyn in the distance. I think there will be some skills videos possibly for production in the near future. One to look out for! I left them to it to complete my run checking sites for upcoming NAV4 event.

Groups in gorges - reconciling conservation and recreation

Have a look at this alternative view of gorge walking canyoneering and kayaking venues. It gives a wider insight to the natural environment that we need to protect and promote. As an activity its one the best to have fun adventure and also find out about some of the rarest areas of our uplands. Share the best practice and Enjoy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

MTB and Adventure Stuff

In the middle of winter, with 17 hours of darkness, 500 competitors head north of Inverness for one of the world's toughest mountain bike races - the Strathpuffer 24-hour marathon.
Have a watch here 

Also have a look at the other episodes in the series its a great show and we dont have one like it in England.
Also somewhere on it is Joe from NAV4. See if you can spot him? Jules Fincham from Cyclewildscotland is also there at about 30mins in

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sad News

Here is some sad news about a controversial figure in Cumbria

This is a picture from the OMM 2008, which Mr Weir had an invvolvement with. This is me crossing the bridge to Black Sail YHA before I found out my car had been written off in Borrowdale

Monday, March 7, 2011

WGL Assessment

WGL Assessment

Hi all
anybody interested in doing a WGL assessment on 4-7 April in the Lakes?
Have a look at http://www.bluedome.co.uk/jobs/whatswhat/wlg-award.html for further info on criteria
and http://www.adventures.org.uk/product...tegoryID=31945 for a booking form

Heb Challenge with Helen Skelton

Have a look at this http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/zg1pc/
This is a BBC program Country Tracks presented by #HelenSkeltonUk and shows the beauty and wilderness that is part of the UK.
She tags along with my mate Joe Faulkner of NAV4 fame and the other  racers for a day taster.
Have a look at the website for dates of courses and events coming up.