Friday, 31 August 2012

Sandra's Last Munro

Sandra’s Last Munro
Sandra is a regular visitor to The Sierra Nevada and last year managed The Integral, (a traverse of all the 3000m peaks in the Sierra Nevada), with Mountain House Holidays.
Sandra Owen on Driesh, 947m

Mike and Jane of Mountain House were invited to accompany Sandra on her final Munro, Driesh 947m near Glen Doll in Scotland.

Around 30 of us accompanied Sandra to the summit in deteriorating weather where celebration drinks, cava and a range of single malt whiskies, were consumed before descending and retreating to the pub for “stovies” and more drink.

Congratulations Sandra on completing your Munro’s!

A Munro is a Scottish mountain with a height of 914m or higher. There are 283 Munro’s listed in the SMC guide though there is the odd dispute over a couple of peaks.

After experiencing the Scottish summer weather and the infamous midge, we now remain convinced that Spain's Sierra Nevada is the place to be!

It should be noted that Mike and Jane of Sierra Nevada Guides have a house at 1300m above sea levelhigher than most Munro's.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Rock Climbing and Abseiling in The Peak District

Rock Climbing and Abseiling in The Peak District
Rock Climbing at Froggatt Edge

Mountain House has been providing rock climbing and abseiling sessions in The Peak District since 2004 as part of its programme of multi-activity holidays.  Recently due to demand we have decided to make ourselves available to run “taster” sessions and skills coaching.

An Abseiling session for the National Park at Millersdale Viaduct

We are so lucky living and working in The Peak District where there are many excellent venues for both rock climbing and abseiling. Mike and Jane who own Mountain House and their team of instructors are all qualified to organise and run climbing sessions.

Mike is a former Director of Mountain Leader Training and former Vice President of The British Mountaineering Council.  

Jane and Mike have run several training courses for the Mountain Leader Training Association.

Sessions can be whole day, half day or for an evening (summer months).  Details and prices can be found on our website.