Mountain Workplace or Playground?

In the last decade we have seen a driving force of adventures being documented on social media, blogs and vlogs – clear to see that people are feeling more confident and more at home in the outdoors. With inspirational, now-well-known adventurers and outdoor instructors such as Megan Hine, Anna McNuff (and her adventure queens) and…

Life as an ML

My first paid work as a fully qualified Mountain Leader (ML) – we’re ready to set off, the 40-strong group in front of me ready to take on Snowdon. The other MLs completing their radio checks and i’m there, staring at the radio in my hand not knowing how to turn the thing on. Panic….

Run Your Own Race.

The mist was still hanging over the lake. You could smell the deep heat in the air as the nervous tension was rising off of the athletes gathered by the water. The tall, wetsuit glad man next to me started up conversation: ‘So, what… 7 minutes? It shouldn’t be more than that really should it?…