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December 2, 2016

Wear lots!

That is... wear lots of layers and carry a big warm jacket in your bag and you’ll be well equipped for winter. A very traditional approach to walking in the mountains during the winter months, a bit like a full monty sets you up well for the day after a night...

November 25, 2016

"Carry lots of gloves in winter and make sure they’re waterproof..."

Great advice that is commonly offered and one that I’ve spent years trying to find the right combination, it’s a tricky one though as a waterproof glove doesn’t truly exist and if I’m carrying 5 pairs...

November 18, 2016

BE BOTHERED

Every year in November we get a flurry of snow in Snowdonia and we all start to get excited about the winter months approaching. This year we haven’t had the more traditional wet Autumn, rather a fairly mild dry patch with a quick temperature drop in the las...

August 1, 2016

TYING TWO ROPES TOGETHER TO ABSEIL

I often get asked why I tie a specific type of knot when tying 2 ropes together to abseil off with. Everyone knows the overhand knot works…

I’m always keen for people to understand “why”, not just accept being shown and told “that’s the...

July 25, 2016

Paul wrote an article for the BMC's bookazine 'Get into Climbing'. His 'Top Tips for climbing outside' along with lots of other great articles from leading instructors and climbers is on sale at the BMC online shop here.


It's priced at £5.00 or £3.00 if your a BMC memb...

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