/ Self arrest practise spot near Manchester? Dark / high peak?

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scottidog - on 12 Dec 2012
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good safe spot to practise (learn) ice axe braking not too far from Manchester? Somewhere with a safe runout but steep enough to be realistic.... Maybe middle moor above hayfield?

Thanks in advance
Dave Perry - on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to scottidog:

You need snow!!!
sbc_10 - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to Dave Perry:
> (In reply to scottidog)
>
> You need snow!!!

You could argue that without snow it is merely a form of dry-tooling....
mcdougal - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to sbc_10:

...or ploughing...
mcdougal - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to mcdougal:

...or that bit in Mary Poppins where the horses escape from the merry-go-round.


Did anyone else worry that they were smudging the drawing?
Denzil - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to scottidog: I have used the east side of Alderman - approaching from Binn Green car park in the Dove Stone area.
DANNYdjb on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to scottidog:
dovestone reservoir bank ideal. even with out snow
scottidog - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to DANNYdjb:

Thanks for the replies. Off to smear myself in goosefat and launch off dovestones then!

Hopefully get a bit more snow soon...

DANNYdjb on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to scottidog:

save the goose fat for the Christmas roasties,
you'll smear yourself in plenty of sheep sh@t

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