Wet half term. Visitors, kids and storms in the Dales and most of the UK.  What shall we do!!! Indoor climbing with SAAIGOutdoors. Jason, visiting sister Beccy for a few days over half term, with Zack and Suki. Loaded with enthusiasm, energy and ideas, we kitted up and headed for some rope climbing inside. With

Arduous, Cold, Bitter, Blue Sky, White out, Darkness, Endless & Tough. Some of the words, that describe the 5 days in February completing the Mountain Leader (Winter) Assessment. Five days of intense, energy sapping, mentally exhausting, physically demanding activity in the Scottish Winter Mountains. Harsh winds, 80mph+, glorious sunshine, feels like -20, plus 8 degrees,

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Eve, more liquid snow (rain to the rest of us) is falling than sense, if only it was a few degrees cooler, it would be snow. Adam & Chiari had got in touch for a last minute bit of adventurous Christmas holiday fun. Having travelled up from Putney, London for a

The management team from Country Village Inns got in touch for a teambuilding and challenge day. A bit of discussion, some smoke & mirrors, no caving, some blindfolds, ropes and metalwork. It was going to be a good day, especially as we started with coffee and amazing bacon rolls at the Wheatsheaf Starting the adventure with

Septembers trip to the Peak District,  Touching Rock Weekend in the Western Peaks. Gritstone climbing at Castle Naze, some evening entertainment and then over to the Roaches for Staffordshires finest Edge. Castle Naze is a great little venue, the group tackled not only the exposure, but the course grit exceptionally well. Outdoor Rock climbing is

Navigation for Novices, a half day. Emma and Laura joined us for a half day Navigation practice. A chilly start to the day and ended up getting wet, but the journey and learnings were great. Orienting or setting the Map. Relating the map to the area around. Compass familiarity, map scales, relocating. Pacing, catching features,

A good day to make new friends. Jim and Ray joined us on a scheduled introduction to climbing half day session. We started the day with a nice brew at Inglesport in Ingleton, then moved to a local crag to get the gents familiarised with the fun ahead. Kitted up with Harness, Helmets and Rock

Augusts North Yorkshire climbing trip,  Touching Rock Long Weekend was amazing. Lots of new faces and some regulars too. Sunny, Sunny Sunny, Robin Proctor, Farleton Upper Crag and Twistleton were our venues. Sunshine on all three days. So much sunshine that we had to fashion sun shades from emergency shelters. Good improvisation. Well done everyone,

The session for everyone, especially at the bargain price of £15 pp. A fantastic half day of climbing on rock outdoors for our first timers today. The weather even played nice and a mostly sunny, no rain day was enjoyed. The westerly wind meant that Twistleton would have some shelter from it, so after a

Fay & Ben were tackling this months scheduled challenge, walking round the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, starting and finishing in Ingleton. This Y3P route is a massive 5 miles longer than the traditional route. Meeting outside Ingleton Community Centre, we started at 6:30am on Wednesday Morning. The forecast was reasonable up until around 5pm. Now that