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Gaining qualifications.JudePadfield6
Portable training while trekking/travellingJerry Thompson2
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paying a guide on bad weather daysmarzi13
Climbing instructor - south west Englandjonah_cook9
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Matterhorn in winter for a complete novice? Simon Trusty...27
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Good places to climb in Wales?Chrissy Black12
Winter mountaineering Jandwilson20
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