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Entries from April 2007

Walking with dogs

April 24th, 2007 · No Comments

With more than a few column inches in the blogosphere this month being devoted to the subject of walking with dogs (Andy, John, WD), Ali and I borrowed a Jack Russell (“Gadget”) for a test drive. [singlepic=137,360,480]  A pleasant lunchtime stroll through the local footpaths of Hampshire led us through fields of golden oil seed […]

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Wildthings Icesac with bullet pocket

April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I was pleased with my new Wildthings climbing pack when trying it out for the first time in North Wales. Particularly satisfying is the ingenious new configuration for securely carrying ice tools that protects the pick and the large front zipped pocket. Designed for climbers by climbers and hand made in New Hampshire this sack […]

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Essential Alpine Skills Course – Day 2

April 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Day 2 and we head off for the Ogwen Valley for some more practice on the crags above Lyn Idwal.  This is familiar ground for Ali and I and some grade 1 scrambling terrain that we would normally tackle unroped.  However, the emphasis is in efficient use of the rope and moving together quickly yet […]

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