The outdoor industry is a strange thing, you are either sat about twiddling your thumbs or flat out. I have over the last 6 months mainly been sat about, although doing a variety of things that are best described as tactically moving pieces into place for long-term projects. It has been a bit like a gardener sowing the seeds and keeping the garden tidy in readiness to reap the rewards.
These projects have included writing a book on the History and Technology of rock climbing, another book on the Coaching Process for Climbing Coaches and the two chapters I am working on for RockFax North Wales Guidebook. I between that I have spent evenings programming my iCoach site, hopefully I will get it finished for September when the indoor training season starts. In the mean time, work still continues in the backgroud for the next iPhone and Andriod update for North Wales Rock guidebook. So whilst the paid work has been thin on the ground, I certainly haven’t sat about twiddling my thumbs.
However, today I am twiddling my thumbs having a rest day prior to starting a 12 day stint of work. This includes a 3 day private climbing course for Snowdonia Mountain Guides and a one day sport climbing course. Followed by a 3 day ML Assessment Expedition for Peak Mountain Training and then a 5 day climbing course for SMG again.
Don’t think I have had to work that hard in a long time, but really looking forward to it.