Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scafell Pike Trip

Here are a few pics from my quick trip up Scafell Pike today in the sunshine; back down for lunch at home.
Plenty of the wildlife feeling the heat have a look at the happy sheep and the tap and the dogs in the water.  A little bit of snow still in the gully on Great End.
Bumped into Kate from Mountain Life at Reghed on her way up as we were coming down. It was a little bit hazy on the top and we couldn't quite see the Isle of Man or North Wales. Had a great run down and a good recce for a group coming up with me soon. If you have a 3 peaks adventure in mind please let me know.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Warm Day on the Roman Way Lake District

Out with Joe of Nav4 and Tara and the two dogs Keela and Oscar. Joe doing some training and Recceing of the Montane 100 We met up for a cup of tea and a muffin before setting off on the east lakeland section of the route. Its quite a warm day hence Joe  in a vest!
We set off from near Pooley Bridge and walked over Arthurs Pike and Loadpot Hill on some lovely dry conditions. Finishing up at the head of Haweswater. Great day out and good laugh. 

Tara doing some left footed kicking. Not working too well ....
Joe trying to sort out a biscuit problem
Our carriage awaits as we arrive at Haweswater approximately 4 hours later. Thanks Lyndsey. More tea and muffins needed before we can enjoy the rest of St Georges day.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Sent Email

From John Hamer after a recent NAV4 training course. He had recently completed the Highlander Mountain Marathon. Video on the site or here
"Hi guys,

I'm just back from the Highlander MM.  Had a fantastic time, and learned heaps (mostly what not to do next time!)  The course was tougher than I expected, with some decidedly tricky checkpoints.  Finding a "safe" descent from the top of a 70m cliff is not easy!  The organisers also seem to think it's funny to occasionally hide a checkpoint kite behind rocks.

We made a couple of minor mistakes, one terrible one (costing us about 45 minutes of painful backtracking!), but had a success here and there.  Most importantly, we finished!

Thanks heaps, Stu.  Your skills course made a huge difference, can't imagine how I could have done the event without it."

A great reply and good to hear some of the magic has worked. Thank you very much John

Thursday, April 14, 2011

QR Barcodes

Here is a new way to use your smart phone and log onto this blog
This is a great new tool for a speedy instant access to this blog. You could try and download an iphone app for QR readers such as this.
or for Android Phones

Happy new technology and get in touch soon