Just in case you missed this on the news...
When you think you need to put crampons on, put 'em on before walking anywhere!
Added by Colin Parr on January 31, 2011 at 22:23 — No Comments
It was Christmas Eve and things where slotting together nicely. A day off, pass out and a VERY GOOD forecast, certainly not a day to be missed. 3.30am the alarm went off (I knew I’d be tired later that night but Ann wouldn’t miss me if I fell asleep on the couch as she would be watching the box). By 5am we were leaving Blackburn north bound, Stars shining and the thermometer reading -10. Like everyone we’d been browsing the Web (The down side of the internet highway.) and all the ice was…Continue
At team of six went down to Wales today for a MOB introductory winter climbing session. Colin, Keith, Derek and Myself being the more experienced members were going to show Lee and Geoff the ropes on some easy gully climbs....a nice mountaineering day out.
Things started well. Geoff and I intended to do Tower Gully, a nice grade I/II , as a starter. I wasn't sure how much Geoff had done or how he was going to handle the conditions. Of course in the true tradition of the MOB…Continue