North Pembrokeshire Rock Climbing and Everest Rope Work Training
On Tuesday I had the company of Philip that wanted to get some quality climbing done, while on a week's holiday with his wife. Philip has been climbing for 30 years and certainly knows his stuff. We headed to Craig Caefai by St. David's for a wild day above a wild sea. Seven routes done with Philip leading two of them. Nice one Philip!
Today I was out with Iestyn, who is flying out to climb Everest in a couple of weeks. Iestyn sacked in his city job at the beginning of the year to pursue some of his dreams and he's already climbed Cotapaxi (5897m) and Chimborazo (6267m) in Equador and Monserrate (3152m) in Bogotar. Knowing that he will be ascending and descending a lot of fixed lines on Everest, he was keen to go through some practise and get a feel for his new boots and kit. We rigged two long abseil ropes down Proud Giltar (about 60m) and re-belayed at various intervals to simulate the change overs he'll have to do while jumping up and abseiling back down. you can follow Iestyn's Everest attempt on his blog: https://iestynrr.wordpress.com All the best Iestyn!