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Entries from March 2007

Duke of Edinburgh Award

March 17th, 2007 · No Comments

With an MSc assignment deadline looming for Ali I stepped in to cover her commitment to a Bronze DoE group today. Together with another leader we had a group of six enthusiastic teenagers on a planned practice walk through Staunton country park. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my first encounter with a DoE […]

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Chamonix calling

March 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Following our winter mountaineering course in February we are both hooked!  We have decided to spend Lay’s 40th birthday in June on the Mont Blanc massif.  Whilst we have a longer trip booked in August this trip will allow us to practice our winter skills beforehand. After careful consideration we have decided not to hire […]

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Craggy Island

March 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today we both signed up for membership at the Craggy Island indoor climbing wall in Guildford.  Whilst sports climbing is not really our bag, indoor climbing will help us with ropework practice, finger and body strength and general route finding and confidence for scrambling. We enjoyed a few hours climbing easier grade 3 and 4 […]

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