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Off to Makalu
Off to Makalu
Adele Modelling her new Omega Down Suite sponsored by PHD Mountain Software
Its been another busy week for Adele Pennington Mountaineering with an SPA refresher, lots of admin work and ensuring Adele is fit to go. Adele got the all clear from the doctors yesterday after her final check. Obviously after Thoracic Surgery last year it is imperative that Adele takes extra care of her left lung. Adele is now packed and ready to leave on this adventure kindly paid for by her mum. Adele would like thank her sponsors Bramwell International, HeatMax, Mountain Boot Company and especially PHD Moutain Software for the Omega Down Suite. Regular updates will be posted on this site and on the Jagged Globe website.
Posted on 02 Apr 2011 by adele
From Scottish Winter to Spring Rock
Andrew on the Lead on Sunset Crack (HS) Froggat
The Winter season ended abruptly for Adele as the snow dissapeared and she caught a stinking cold.Colin went off sailing in the Western Isles with Captain Hanna and sailing Sam Leary to end his winter experience. Now back in the Peak disrtict Adele has been out and about and over the last two days ( as the weather turned bad) she ran an SPA refresher for Andrew. Despite the gale force winds and drizzle Adele and Andrew refreshed all the aspects of the SPA syllabus and had plenty of time left for Andrew to test his leading and to follow Paul Scott up Tody's wall. There was even a rumour that short pants Pennington managed for the first time ever to second the route!
Andrew Refreshing his SPA in preparation fro his assessment.
Adele Pennington Mountaineering will be running an SPA training on the 6th/7th June when she returns from Makalu.
Posted on 01 Apr 2011 by adele
Janet's Annual Climb
In 2008 Adele and Janet topped out on Everest
together but yesterday they crawled to the top of the Fiacall Ridge in the
Cairngorms. With a good forecast for the
East the ladies had an early start from then West and headed East. The slopes
were in a considerable Avalanche category so the pair headed for the ridge
following in the footsteps of other teams. The wind began to pick up and soon
they were swallowing spindrift and being battered by ferocious winds. The rope
was used to keep them both firmly attached to the mountain. The thought of that
second route diminished as they fought their way to the top of the ridge on
their knees. To finish the day off Janet decided a visit to the top of
Cairngorm was essential much to Pennington’s great joy at breaking trail yet
Faces beaten to a red
pulp the two enjoyed their wild day but have wimped out to an indoor venue for
tomorrow where Janet is going to go leash less in preparation for her trip to
Alpamayo with Jagged Globe this June.
Janet and Adele leaning into the wind after their blustery ascent of Fiacall Ridge
Posted on 20 Mar 2011 by adele
Jagged Globe Winter Mountaineering
The last two days of the winter mountaineering course sped
by. On Thursday Adele and Peter tackled Curved ridge which just got better and
better. After the first ice pitch which Adele let Sam test the quality of the
ice, the two Jagged Globe teams romped up the ridge enjoying a truely Scottish
Fantastic views from the summit and an easy descent finished off the day well.
Peter on the final section of curved Ridge II/III
On Friday Adele swapped partners and set of around the Ballachuilish
with Dave. The rocky steps proved to be entertaining as the wind
speed. On the first top they waited for the wind to die down before
to the final Munro. After twenty minutes all our key factors were
becoming hazards; no visibility, avalanche prone slope and winds that
were preventing progress.
With no hesitation we turned back and headed for our escape ridge.
navigation and a “this is for real “situation only emphasised what
Winter Mountaineering is all about.
Dave in Front on the Ballachuilish horseshoe before the weather started to bite
Posted on 20 Mar 2011 by adele
Blue Sky Day 16th MarchAs we cleared the ice of the car's this morning it was evident that we were in store for one of those fantastic blue sky day's. Turning up for work at the Jagged Globe staff room Adele was as usual excited about another Scottish day. Peter and Adele teamed up and drove to Anoch Mor where the Gondola saved hours of wading and took them into the sunshine and snow. Peter wanted to learn skills that would enable him and his wife to do some general winter mountaineering in Scotland. After bucket seats, stomper's direct and indirect belays Peter and Adele decided to make their way to the summit. Navigating for training rather than neccessity they reached the top at 3pm. The snow was deep and a pair of skis would have certainly made progress easier and quicker but determined to top out they perserverd and were rewarded with this.
Peter on the summit of Anoch Mor This evening Hanna made a roast dinner for his girls Sam and Adele to fuel them for another day on the hill tommorow.
Posted on 16 Mar 2011 by adele
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