Mountain Trainin Picture

Mountain Trainin Picture

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Long Summer...

Well its been a while since I last wrote anything on here, over 4 months to be exact...

Well where do I start... The summer has been really good as I got to do my 1st full season of work as an outdoor instructor working with PGL. As I was employed as a watersports instructor I was running canoeing sessions on the purpose built lake at least 4 days a week with the odd climbing and high ropes session thrown in here and there. Also I managed to get a few days working over on Portland on the outdoor crags which was really good. Basically chilling in the sun watching people climb all day, what more could you want..                                                                                                   

                              Purpose built lake at PGL Barton Hall

                         One of the crags on the island of Portland

Along side work I managed to get a few river trips in, thanks to the very wet British summer, on the river Dart and finally got my 1st taste of the mighty Upper Dart! A section of the river which is graded at class 3 with some class 4 rapids!

               Me scouting a grade 4 rapid (Euthanasia) on the Upper Dart

Although I never got do do any outdoor climbing this summer I did manage to squeeze a day in at the The Climbing Academy in Glasow back in July and also a bouldering session last week at the Barn Climbing Centre  to help me prepare for a climbing trip to El Chorro with my partner Aj. Can't wait!! No where near fit or strong enough yet so plenty of training to be done in the next month!

          Me on the competition wall at the Climbing Academy in Glasgow

With summer drawing to a quick end and only 5 days left before my first Uni Lectures of the year I think its time to get the drinks in before the end of freshers.

Hopefully be back to plenty of posts regarding outdoor activities very soon so watch this space...

Adios for the time being...