Posts Tagged ‘mountain biking’

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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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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 – Fresh Scones! Interesting Fact – Plas y Brenin hosts over a third of all outdoor qualifications in the UK (via Sport England) Best Thing – Mountain Biking from Coed y Brenin to Bala via the Bwlch y Groes Work Highlight – Will’s car cleaning services at the Brenin = shiny car! Best Outdoor – Winning the […]

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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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Cake of the week – Giant Profiterole | Interesting Fact – As you grow older, time passes quicker! Why?… if you’re 5, a year is 1/5 of your life – a large proportion, however, if you’re 40, a year is 1/40 of your life thus a smaller proportion | Best PYB – Afon Ddu Gorge Scramble  | Work Highlight – […]

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So… my mind inevitably has an absolute field day when the correct adventure ingredients fall into place; good weather, the right company, suitable destination, a day off… I have a few ‘outdoor projects’ currently on the go. With fell-running/orienteering (except helping out!), and long mountain descents, out for the rest of the year, I naturally […]

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