On the flanks of Helvellyn you will find one of the country’s most popular scrambles and it’s easy to see why. Striding edge is the perfect scrambling introduction and being grade 1 it offers superb views with no requirement for a rope or technical skills. Don’t treat it too lightly though as it still offers … More Monday Motivation – Striding Edge –
This month I was asked to contribute to an article about being out in the mountains in winter. Contributors were from all parts of the industry including IFMGA guides and outdoor photographers. Summit is the magazine of the BMC (British mountaineering council) and is free to all BMC members.
Short video filmed in September 2016. The Weather was fantastic and no wind at all. Hope you enjoy the video! NOTE: Crib Goch is a Grade 1 Scramble and will require experience in such terrain. Good weather forecast is advised and as little wind as possible. Mountains can be dangerous places and should be treated … More Crib goch – Crib Y Ddysgl traverse 2015
Wild camping is a fantastic experience, waking up in the great outdoors with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees or waterfalls pouring down hillsides is great for the mind and the soul, Maybe a spiritual experience for some. I love the whole experience of wild camping, from sorting my kit in the house … More Wild camping basics (Part 1 Equipment and planning)
I have added a new climbing course for October. This course is aimed at those who have never climbed outdoors. I provide all equipment and instruction so you can relax and enjoy the day. I am a SPA holder and fully insured. Cost is £50 Ratio 1:4 Contact me for more information firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mountainmatt.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/MountainMattMidlands
Our adventure began in the small trail head village of Imlil. Using a grand taxi is a cheaper option and for only 80 dirhams you can ride in relative comfort. We pre-booked a nights accommodation at Hotel Soleil which is found just off the taxi rank. The owner Abdelatiff and his colleague Yassin were very … More TOUBKAL TREK 2015