Richard Returns to Rock
After a ten year break Richard decided to return to the rock. With the forecast not looking too promising Adele and Richard decided to go to Raven Crag Langdale where they could at least assure an ascent of Middlefell Butress ( D) even if it rained. As they approached the crag it started to rain and Adele mumbled her way up the first pitch, whilst Richard wriggled into his waterproof jacket. Luckily the rain only lasted ten minutes and then they were back in sunshine.
Richard on Middlefell Butress *** (D)
On returning to the bottom of the route the sun was still out so they decided to climb the fine pitch of the direct start. At the top of this the grey dark clouds were screaming towards them so Adele thought it was time for Richard to show off his abseiling skills.
Richard showing off his abseiling skills.
With five pitches and lunch under their belts Adele and Richard decided to launch themselves on Ordinary route (S). To add a little spice Adele finished with the final pitch of Holly tree direct ( HVS)
Richard concentrating on the final pitch.
Pleased with Richard's return to rock there was still time for one last route and Centipede it was. As Adele launched on the first pitch memories of her first asent of this route 22 years ago came flooding back. As the guide book describes" climb the steep rib on good holds" oh yes steep but only good hold for giants! None the less Richard and Adele enjoyed their last route of the day and with thirteen pitches completed it was definately time for tea.
Richard coming around the corner on Centipede
Unfortunately Adele and Richard woke up to heavy rain this morning and decided that it was not the day for Richard to take the lead, so they left the lakes with the memories of yesterday and for Richard to return to the rock on a better day. Tommorow Adele will be working in the Peak before heading of to Wales for more Welsh Rock.
Adele has the 28th and 30th June available if you would like to get on the rock. Please contact her on 07968983146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Adele will also be running a SPA training on the 30/31st July on her return from india and there are still places available on the ML training 7th to 12th August ( Guaranteed to run). If you would like more informmation then please contact Adele
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by adele
Coaching Peoople Outside Their Comfort Zones
Every year Cumbrian Coaching Network holds a full day workshop and on Friday 17th June Adele was the Facilitator for "Coaching People Outside Their Comfort Zones"
Breaking the ice!
Through a series of practical and theoretical exercises the team of twenty eight delegates examined the concept and perceptions of risk and comfort zones and finished by coaching each other outside a comfort zone. The atmosphere was electric and interactive and at times silent as Adele revealed her own stories of being extended outside her zone as a Mountaineer. At 4.30pm it was time to wrap up but the delegates continued to chatter and share ideas. For Adele it was a delight to be involved with the Cumbrian Coaching Network and a big thanks to Beth, Fiona and Andy for their hard work in organising the day and Thank you to all those who attended and made the day happen.
Delgates in discussion.Below is some of the feedback from the event. If you would like to discuss the possibilites of similar workshops for your company,school or network then please do not hesitate to contact her on 07968983146 or E-mail email@example.com
- What a brilliant day and so very relevant to coaching development. Exceptional facilitator and inspirational speaker
- Loved Adele’s energy and the way you related your mountaineering experiences to coaching and leadership. Fantastic day – thank you!
- Reaffirming that we all have to do things outside our comfort zone. It’s OK to feel afraid.
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by adele
Making the most of Welsh Rock
Following their winter Adventures on Tower Ridge and the Runnel Claire and Noelle were eager to get on some Welsh Rock. Deaspite a late start on Friday we managed to climb Slick and Slack in the Moelwyns and after eight pitches of climbing the trio had had enough and only hoped that the next day would be dry for more adventures. On Saturday we drove to Hollyhead Mountain through the rain but by the time we arrived the sun was shining and the rock dry. Adele took the lead on D'Elephant (VD) which was a little disssapointing but did have a good top section. Claire then stole by far the best line on Slippers (VD) with a fine lead. This was followed by Comfortably Numb (VS) which probably represented Adele's state of mind! It was then time to push the boat out on Breaking the Barrier (E1) where different swear words were used by the three ladies to describe some of the moves. Running down to the cafe we missed the boat by a minute so decided to have sweets and ice creams before driving into Llanberis pass for the final route of the day.
Noelle concentrating on the routeAt 6pm it seems a little late but we knew Sunday's weather was only suitable for Extreme Shopping. ( E7). By 8.45pm we were running back to the car after a brilliant ascent of the classic Crackstone Rib to make sure we had time for some food and beer. Three days climbing crammed into two we were happy to shop until we dropped and finish the weekend with coffee and cake.
Claire on the final pitch of Crackstone Rib (S)If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Claire and Noelle for some Summer Rock then please contact Adele.Adele is now also taking provisional bookings for Scottish Winter Climbing and Norway ice. If you wish to discuss your winter climbing plans then please do not hesitate to give Adele a ring on 07968983146
Posted on 12 Jun 2011 by adele
Single Pitch Award Course 20/21st June
Single Pitch Award Course 20/21st June. Peak District
Adele Pennington Mountaineering is offering a Single Pitch Training Award Course on the 20/21st June 2011. The course will be non residental and based in the Peak district. The SPA is targeted at climbers who wish to pursue taking other people/groups climbing and wish to improve their knowledge of safe climbing practice.The cost of the course is £110If you are interested in joining this course please contact Adele on 07968983146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgFor further information on the Single Pitch Award visit http://www.mlte.org/
Andrew Varley on his SPA Refresher climbing Sunset Crack Froggat
Posted on 06 Jun 2011 by adele