Monday, 4 October 2010
Autumn climbing courses
We paid particular attention to belaying where the belayer is lighter than the climber - a re-occuring theme this year ( see http://guidedmountain-articles.blogspot.com/ ) . It would seem that indoor walls are failing to make provision for this ! with belayers having a very scary experience.
The changing season suggest a change in courses, with more emphasis on quiet days in the mountains away from the crowds, with airy summits in crisp autumn air taking the place of quick top outs on the smaller rock climbing crags - we are lucky in this country to have such variety despite having to put up with the occassional deluge.