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I live in a small village in the Peak District National Park in the UK. I'm an active caver, member of the local cave rescue team and also do a lot of hill walking. I also rock climb and do some mountaineering but mainly I'm caving.


Dec
23
answered Good places to go potholing in the UK
Dec
20
comment Belay with a broken arm
Andy is talking about using the Clove Hitch to tie yourself to the rope while climbing solo so that if you did fall, it would tighten and catch you. The Munter hitch would normally be used when belaying another climber if you didn't have a mechanical belay device such as a Belay Plate. See Andy's website at andy-kirkpatrick.com/articles/view/rope_soloing_101_part_1 for more information.
Dec
19
comment Belay with a broken arm
For more details on these knots please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove_hitch and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munter_hitch
Dec
19
comment Belay with a broken arm
I think you are confusing the Clove Hitch with the Munter Hitch, which you show in your answer. A Clove Hitch will be of no use to belay a climbing climber as it is not designed to allow the rope to move through, but would be used to belay the climber who is doing the belaying, to an anchor. The rope cannot be fed through a Clove Hitch. Andy was demonstrating the use of a Clove Hitch to belay yourself to an anchor and how to tie one with one hand should you for example have a broken arm. Clove Hitches are commonly used when belaying to an anchor as they are easy to tie and easy to adjust.
Dec
19
revised Belay with a broken arm
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Dec
19
answered Belay with a broken arm
Dec
19
comment Belay with a broken arm
It is actually a Clove Hitch.
Dec
2
answered Rock Climbing falling.Turning upside down
Nov
27
answered Wear a Shirt(and sunscreen) or (just) Sunscreen
Nov
27
comment How to make a fully-enclosed tarp setup with a 1.4 x 2.4 meter tarp, for one person?
Yes, but your question refers to a specific size of tarp: "Alpkit Rig 3.5, sized 2.4m x 1.4m, or about 5x8 feet"...
Nov
26
comment How to make a fully-enclosed tarp setup with a 1.4 x 2.4 meter tarp, for one person?
You can't really have a fully enclosed setup with a tarp (especially a smaller one) as you need to have some sort of entrance! Some of the setups shown in the examples can be pitched lower to the ground (at the expense of internal space) to make things more weather-proof. The Reflect Wedge type of setup will be a good option providing the low end points into the wind.
Nov
26
answered How to make a fully-enclosed tarp setup with a 1.4 x 2.4 meter tarp, for one person?
Nov
24
comment What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?
Totally agree. The last 3 pairs of boots I have bought (to replace the previously worn out pair), I have had fitted properly in the shop where I bought them and immediately walked 10 or more miles straight off with no discomfort or blisters.
Nov
17
revised Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
Added sizing guide link.
Nov
17
comment Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
Rab the company, was started by famous Scottish climber Rab Carrington. I have edited my reply above to include Rab's sizing guide which might help as they also give sleeve lengths "from centre back neck to cuff".
Nov
14
comment Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
XL - they fit me very well (I have > 1).
Nov
14
comment Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
Hmm, I don't get that. It must be Google using country of origin to base the search on. I just measured my arm spread at 78" (6'6") fingertip to fingertip and my Rab stuff is plenty long enough.
Nov
14
comment Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
Difficult to say without trying something on, but try googling "rab long arms" and see what I mean.
Nov
14
answered Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?
Nov
14
revised Climbing all the Munros as a continous round
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