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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Shepherds Crag

Wednesday I went along to take photos and video of Mike and Tom.K attempting to lead E3 route, Battering Ram. They got to the second belay point then had to detour up an easier route. So a fail for their first attempt. After getting down they had a go at soloing another part I think it was called Pinnacle something.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Brimham Rocks Photos

I only managed to take a few photos on my trip to Brimham as I was trying to focus on playing about more with the video option on the camera. These are the decent shots I got.

Brimham Rocks Video

I have a new video up on Youtube at. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpoBOF3-OaA or find it on the app in the right side bar. Some photos will be up soon.

Friday, 18 March 2011


Today for our practical session we had bush-craft! This consisted of all things Ray Mears style, fire lighting, skinning rabbits, cooking and shelter making. Here is Craig and Miles throwing away one of the rabbits we decided not to cut up and eat as when it was shot its bottom exploded into its-self.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Askham Bouldering?

Went to Askham today Mike managed to find a small boulder problem. I found a sheep (dead). Tom didn't find anything.

Bowder Stone Video

Bowder Stone video up on my Youtube channel. You should be able to get to it through the link on the side i hope. Or just click this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt4XlBU4ZC0

Bowder Stone

Was a bright day in Penrith today, not so bright in Borrowdale. Turned out that The Bowder Stone was quite wet still but Dan and Remy had a play anyway.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Skullcandy Competition Entry

Each month Skullcandy run a competition to create a wallpaper for your computer. If you win you get some goodies. I used my recent picture of Sam with a few tweaks done on photoshop as my entry.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Night Slacklining #5

Tonight we got out slacklining in the dark and rain. It was good fun for a while then got a little slippy.

Gin Case Re-Launch

The Gin Case Re-Launch party. PSYCHO

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Whinlatter, Malcom Wilson Rally

I went to the rally in Whinlatter forest yesterday. Miles, Craig, Louisa and I had decided not to stand on the corner where there was a deffinate chance of being ran over however where we were stood it was still scary when the cars were correcting themselves as they would straighten up towards you then shoot past. We saw a number of cars do the same thing as this one did.

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Friday, 4 March 2011

Climbing Practical Day

Our final climbing practical day was spent at Shephards Crag near Keswick. Throughout the day we rigged up some abseils then we all climbed up Little Chamonix which took longer then expected then took photos of people top roping the last section. These were the best three photos from the day. It was very foggy making the pictures seem over exposed in the sky. A really enjoyable day the pictures would have been amazing if it had been clear.

This last picture is quite good one for summarising our course, laying and hanging about!