Posts Tagged ‘Moel Siabod’

17th-23rd Oct Highlights: Directing a PYB course + HSE First Aid at Work in the Mountain Environment qualification Summary: Short week to review; attending a Plas y Brenin course, and directing one! Monday-Thursday I’ve never been 100% confident in dealing with 1st aid incidents with mere 3-yearly attendances on the whistle-stop 2-day REC emergency courses. […]

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26th Sept – 2nd Oct Highlights: OMM Mini Marathon, Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport completed! Summary: A welcome dash of glorious weather arrived in North Wales this week. Timely for a 5-day paddling course, and some Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) Training Camp goodness Monday-Friday A 5-day course to fill much of this week – […]

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19th – 25th September Highlights: Bangor visits for freshers’ week, Carneddau mountain biking, staff training Summary: 2 days mountain biking, Bangor errands, moving house cottage, er,… more wet weather? Monday A trip to Pen-(puddle)-machno for some mountain biking with Dino. We completed both Loop 1 and Loop 2 on an exceptionally wet day! I’ve been […]

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12th – 18th September Highlights: 100mph gusts, Bivi-ing out on Moel Siabod, Phantom Rib (VS 4c**) in mountain boots, local orienteering event Summary: Centre based for much of the week; orienteering, a spot of climbing, bivvying and plenty of films! Monday – Thursday ‘Staying local’ – admin, orienteering, and a visitor: Anthony from Nottingham. Admin complete, […]

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Cake of the week – Millionaire’s Sponge Interesting Fact – Chomolungma (Mount Everest) is apparently 8850.1728m tall Best Thing – CA Team playing on open top kayaks in the jetty Worst Thing – Injury from falling off the mountain bike! Work Highlight – IML Speed Nav course setting – great fun! Best Outdoor – Passed my 2* ahead of BCU UKCC Level 1 […]

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  Cake of the week – Danish pastry Interesting Fact – Mountains are home to approximately 1/10 of the world’s population Best Thing – Full ascent of Amphitheatre Buttress including pinnacles! Work Highlight – My Mountain Navigation quiz went live on the PYB website Best Outdoor – Blue skies, sun and top climbing at Gogarth Summary: Plenty of climbing this week… […]

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Cake of the week – Eccles Cake! Interesting Fact – Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery. Best Thing – Ice Axes (Quarks) & 60m Rope purchased Work Highlight – Starting maintenance work on the permanent Plas y Brenin Orienteering Courses Best Outdoor – Mountain Biking with Dino at Pont […]

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Cake of the week – Banana Cake Interesting Fact – 70% of Snowdonia is privately owned – (Forestry Commission 16%, National Trust 9%) Best Thing – Filming for the new BMC Rock Essentials DVD Work Highlight – 3 days of MTB with Young People Best Outdoor – MTBing Conwy Mountain, and Reade’s Route on Crib Goch Summary: It was Young Persons […]

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  Latest Photos: Flickr Cake of the week – chocolate eclairs! Interesting Fact – 5 of the Welsh 14/15 peaks over 3000ft are found in the Glyderau mountains Best Thing – I bought a road bike! Work Highlight – 2-day MBLA course – Trail Cycle Leader Training Best Outdoor – Scramblathon in the Glyders – 4 top grade routes […]

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I spent most of Saturday morning preparing myself sunbathing in the glorious North Wales sunshine! The infamous Moel Siabod Fell Race – ‘run’ alongside the Capel Curig Show (fête) was to start at 2pm that afternoon. I’d asked the Cotswold Outdoor Race Team if they’d like to sponsor me and let me wear the Race Team bib for the race, which […]

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