Category Archives: Mountain Safety

#196 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) by the PYG Track

The problem with weather in the UK is not that we get the extremes that occur in some parts of the world, it’s more of a case that we get such a lot of it!   I generally avoid the … Continue reading

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#171 – Visiting the neighbours – Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

Each spring, my mountain rescue team (North East Wales Search And Rescue) go on-call for an evening and night looking after our neighbouring area, while the resident team (Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation) have their annual dinner dance – it’s … Continue reading

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#149 – No pain, no gain – The Spine Race 2014

Fifty years ago, the UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson said, “a week is a long time in politics”.  In The Spine Race, a week feels like a lifetime.  For the uninitiated, ‘The Spine’ is “Britain’s most brutal race. The longest, … Continue reading

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#148 – Here we go again! The Spine Race 2014

It’s that time of year again.  Time for the ‘Spine Race’.  For those of you who don’t already know the ‘Spine Race’, it’s an epic seven-day event following the Pennine Way, the national trail that runs along the Pennine Hills, … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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#143 – Dogged determination – Training a Search and Rescue dog in the mountains of North Wales

Although it doesn’t feel like it, ten months have passed since ‘Mist’ and I were accepted for training as a search team by SARDA Wales (Search And Rescue Dog Association).  “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself”, as the expression goes, … Continue reading

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#140 – The Berwyns – Gnarly little hills!

The mountains of North Wales attract hill-walkers and mountaineers from all over the UK and beyond, and no wonder.  The peaks of Snowdonia are the ones that people drive miles for, but there are hidden ranges of hills that no … Continue reading

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