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A few ideas to help settle in to working from home while we sit out the lock down.

I work from home running Snowdonia Adventures, so I am used to managing my work time and my breaks. But for those of you who are new to bringing the office to your normal work-free home-zone, it may be a strange place mentally and physically. So when Shan bought home a box of office stuff [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter mountain skills, what are they?????

So, winter mountaineering skills, it is clear that novice folks that want to join our winter mountaineering courses have preconceived ideas of what they need to learn, and those ideas are wrong. Sometimes they are wrong because the novice who wants to enjoy the mountains in winter, doesn't have the foundations skills that we wish [...]

By | November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paramo or Hardshell for the UK???

Paramo vs Hardshell, my personal views I have been using Paramo clothing since 2003, prior to that I used a Buffalo Smock for many years as my main mid/outer weather protective layer. I have been using an Aspira Smock since 2004 in all weathers found in the UK in summer and in winter, as well [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hydration bladders ruin your navigation!

That's right! Hydration bladders can ruin your navigation without you even realising it. Over the past year I have noticed an increasing problem of clients compasses being effected by unknown magnetic forces - apart from the magnetic poles of planet earth! On one occasion the effect was so great that it was causing the magnetic [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|navigation course|0 Comments

What is your greatest mountaineering achievement?

The past few weeks work has been pretty much back to back navigation courses in Snowdonia. I have delivered everything from novice level navigation for lowland areas, to advanced winter navigation techniques and Gold Level NNAS training courses. Today however was the first day I was simply leading a guided hike/scrambling day for a couple [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|survival|0 Comments

First ever navigation course on Mars

  We heard that the clever people at Ordnance Survey had created a digital map of the planet Mars, and as we have a love (or perhaps an infatuation) with their lovely maps, we’re very pleased to announce that Snowdonia Adventures will be the first navigation course provider on Mars. The first two-day course will be [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|navigation course|0 Comments

Soft Slab Fracture propagation in the snow pack

My post yesterday that I shared wouldn't show up due to my retardedness with technology! So before folk start going off as I've seen in one comment, this is ski patrol at Glencoe setting this off on purpose so the public don't get caught. Throughout the day I set off 12 avalanches in areas [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|avalanche awareness|0 Comments

Hello world!

Our website was in need of an overhaul, the last major update and design was way back on 2007 and things move fast in the world of the ‘net, so it was time to update, and the search began for a company to design a new website for us, we chose Craig at Purple Custard, [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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