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May 18, 2016

Once you tie your clove hitch, this is a really quick and simple way to adjust it rather than retying it.

August 17, 2015

How to tie a Bowline 

August 7, 2015

The Italian Hitch, also know as a Munter Hitch (after Swiss Mountain Guide, Wernter Munter) a simple knot that works by constantly moving. Used in belaying and abseiling it is especially useful if you accidentally drop your belay plate.

July 28, 2015

There are times when this really comes into its own on belays. Worth practicing with your weaker hand too, there are a couple of key principles- which way the back bar is facing and how you initially grab the rope. Watch the orientation of my hand when I grab the rope...

July 15, 2015

A clove hitch is a quick and simple knot. Usually used for tying into belays and is handy for when you want a knot to be adjustable. 

So why a 'clovehitch'? Well an old treatise referred to this knot as a builder's knot but it could have got it's name from a chap called...

June 21, 2015

A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in Kathmandu’s celebration of the longest day of the year! A great afternoon climbing in the Pass with the film crew, luckily the weather worked for us. I actually first started using their kit in the early nineties on my travel...

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