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Feb 28, 2023

In this episode, Phil delves into the problem of ego in trainers and educators, where this might come from and the impact it can have on their ability to teach effectively. 

We also hear from High 5's Founding Director Jim Grout as he tells a story that highlights the problem that ego can have on those who teach.


Feb 21, 2023

In this episode, Phil brings you insights from the recent Association for Challenge Course Technology conference. Here are his five key takeaways:

  1. People from all over the world attended the conference, and the connections made are incredibly valuable.

  2. Highlights from the 2 workshops that he presented.

  3. What...

Feb 14, 2023

In this episode, we explore the art of balancing group dynamics and safety when belaying on a ropes course while also respecting the participants awareness of tasks that are purely for behavior management.

Notes from Lisa Hunt.  This exchange happened somewhere back around 2001, and I wrote it up shortly thereafter with...

Feb 7, 2023

In this episode, we delve into some fundamentals of belaying.

We cover the importance of maintaining a good belay stance, keeping both hands on the brake strand of the rope at all times, and enhancing your lowering techniques.

Good belaying is the cornerstone of climbing safety, and a solid understanding of these basic...