Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
The DVD can be purchased by sending a cheque for £10 including postage to:
Langdale /Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Here are a few pictures to illustrate the unusual venue for my last exhibition. It was held last week in The Yurt Gallery in the grounds of Rydal Hall estate. Despite the mixed weather (mainly dreech), I had quite a few folks passing through. The wood burning stove (below) made from a gas cylinder kept me going on the damper days. Thanks to Diane Standen, who owns the yurt. Diane runs her textile and workshop business for here.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
We did cheat a bit! This wonderful bothy (Location - I'm not telling) was too inviting so we took the opportunity to dry out.
The forecast was improving all the time so we had a day in the Fannichs. It was here we came across two very fit runners who where clearly enjoying the day. After a brief chat we found out one of them, Stephen Pyke was attempting to summit all the Munro's in 40 days to raise money for the John Muir Trust. This was day 36 and he was on target. With spring arriving late, he must have started out with quite a bit of snow on the tops. Progress of his amazing journey can be followed on his blog http://munros2010.blogspot.com, and the John Muir Trust website is www.jmt.org/home.asp
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
This weekend was spent training Einich under Striding Edge and the surrounding hillside. We made quite a bit of progress working larger areas to extend the length of time she works before locating a hidden person. Red Tarn proved to be quite a challenge, there where quite a number of onlookers, some unknowingly stood right next to the hidden person who was sheltering in a bivvybag (protection against the weather). I think they must have got a bit of a surprise when, what they thought was a rock started to move as Einich approached and stood barking next to it. A big thankyou goes out to all our very willing volunteers who give up their spare time to sit out on a fellside in all weathers.
Unfortunately I didn't take my camera so I have included a photo from last months training in the Cairngorms.
Monday, 1 March 2010
February has been a month of travelling between the Lakes, Glencoe and the Cairngorms. We have been blessed with fantastic snow conditions and great weather. This last week I have been in the Cairngorms with SARDA (Lakes) training Einich to locate people buried in Avalanches. We had a group of hard working volunteers who didn't mind being buried in snowholes several feet below the surface and wait for the dogs to come and find them. The dogs located them by picking up an air born scent which filtered up from the snow, they then dig and bark to locate the source. It's great to see how quickly a dog can pick up a scent and home in on it. All the dogs did really well. By midweek a fresh snowfall arrived which was enough to closed the ski area for a couple of days. We seem to have been digging all week.