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Dave Anderson
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Summer so far... (Part 2)
Back from Skye I was back with Alan Halewood on a very busy SPA Assessment. Kingussie was our venue for personal climbing followed by a day in Glen Nevis looking at all the group set ups and rigging. Well done to the 6 new SPA holders- great to have a clean...

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Summer so far... (part one)
This year's summer work kicked off with a really fun and interesting Rock Climbing Rescues course with 3rd year Adventure Tourism students at West Highland College. Over the 4 days we looked at all sorts of problems that can occur when rock climbing includi...

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Winter Round up
It's has been a fairly challenging winter for a few reasons. We've had fairly small amounts of snow and when it has fallen, it's usually been followed by some deep thaws. Still, there have been plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mountains. I had the pleas...

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Winter steps...
It's been a challenging first part of the winter for me. Just before Christmas, my previous back injury recurred putting me out of a action for a few weeks. Winter conditions have been slow to build up in the mountains with quite a few periods of thaw and n...

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End of Summer catch up...
As a fresh dusting of snow covers Ben Nevis down to 900m today, it feels like winter is not too far way. The end of the summer season saw some lovely settled weather and high pressure,allowing some spectacular days and stunning autumn colours. Here are some...

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Back on track....
Things have been slowly but steadily improving recently with my back injury so I've been getting back out to the hills and working a (slightly!) reduced schedule. It's been great getting back to work and I've had some fantastic days out. Getting 3 sunny day...

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Ben Nevis North Face Survey- The Final Year...
Few people would have imagined how successful this project would have become when the concept was initially devised. The sheer ambition had to be admired- a collaboration between botanists, geologists and local Mountain Instructors and Leaders surveying som...

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Forwards and Backwards...
My first foray back into the hills after an injury imposed rest went by with mixed success. With both Kev and I dealing with injuries, it was great just to be back in the mountains on the superb Tower Ridge, which must rank up there as amongst both of our f...

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Recovery road....
It's been a painful few weeks for me after developing sciatica due to a bulging disc in my lower back.  Whilst initially working through it, it came to a point I had to admit defeat and take a proper enforced rest period. I've been quite fortunate with my b...
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