Thursday, 18 August 2011

Rafael's Mountaineering Skills Course

This week I have had 3 days out with Rafael on a mountaineering skills course. On Monday we headed out to the Glyders to do some grade 1 scrambling and introduce mountain navigation. The weather was grand and Rafael enjoyed the Gribin Ridge - his first grade 1 scramble. I have made a little video of the day that I have embedded below.

On Tuesday the cloud was right down to the valley floor so we took the opportunity to focus on navigating in poor visibility. We enjoyed a nice circuit of Cnict which involved quite a lot of compass work!
We had a day off on Wednesday so met up in Llanberis this morning and made the short drive to Lion Rock. We spent the day looking at a variety of rock climbing and scrambling skills in preparation for a big route in the mountains tomorrow! Destination Tryfan East Face.

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