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Month: September 2012

Intro To Rock at Hound Tor

This week I’ve had a couple of groups on “Intro to Rock” days on Dartmoor. Hound Tor is one of my favorite places to take beginners as it’s got some great bouldering for a warm-up and a good selection of routes to climb, to suit everyone’s tastes and abilities. Yesterday, local boy Nick brought his visiting friends out for a climb. Despite only having a half day available, we got in a whole heap of bouldering and about four routes each. I’ve just just uploaded a few photos to the Vertical Frontiers Facebook page, but here’s a couple of...

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Moor and Sea – Recent climbs

After work climbs have been the theme of this week. I’ve been doing some freelancing in Devon for a couple of centres, and have had the odd opportunity to take advantage of the recent good weather. Today I pointed Pete at the classic “Incubus” at Long Quarry Point, a nicely exposed route across some wild terrain. Pete loved...

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It's that time of year.... the summer isn't far away and it's worth thinking about summer alpine plans early. Booking guides and huts are worth doing in advance! And that isn't a marketing ploy by the way :)
This year we have a few trips scheduled, including Mont Blanc (3 trips), Matterhorn and some lesser known peaks like the Domes du Miage.
Have a browse of the scheduled trips page - and give us a bell if you'd like to arrange a trip on different dates, we have a list of people who'd like to share some guided climbing adventures.
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On a bit of an admin morning... but excited to be planning an expedition for this coming spring. The first in a while. Anyone fancy ski touring in Russia?! Details coming soon..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Another day of laps in the trees. Low angled slopes avoiding the avi hazard and trying to keep out of the wind. Pretty wild weather at the moment.

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Mellow laps through the trees with Rob and Louise today. So quiet - fresh tracks all day 👍

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Superb weather and soft snow on the Vallee Blanche today. Even got some fresh tracks, although not shown on this video.
A pleasure to be skiing and guiding the white valley again 👍⛷

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