2013 in numbers.....

31st Dec 2013

Peak Mountaineering's 2013 has been a great year.  Here it is in numbers..........
 
386 - metres of climbing rope that have been used and retired
145 - Clif bars eaten ourselves or given out on mountain bike courses
12 - hooks added to the Peak Mountaineering storeroom
1 - number of German instructors employed
16 - number of non German instructors employed
71 - lowest blood oxygen saturation reading on a client (who later climbed to 6050 metres)
6 - rolls of Buddhist prayer flags purchased
102 - highest number of course clients in a weekend
1032 - new registrants for the Peak Mountaineering newsletter
3 packs of 18 sheets - waterproof paper used for printing navigation course maps
4 - rucksacks reviewed
62 - participants attending Learn to Lead courses
22 - flights taken on overseas adventures
1 - deck area added outside the Peak Mountaineering office
16 - disc pads fitted to bikes
1 - helmet wrecked 
74 - blog posts added to the website
>100kgs - rubbish collected during our Peak clear up
101 - milestone of amazing reviews reached on Trip Advisor
3650 - cups of tea (admittedly this is a complete estimate based on 2 people drinking 5 cups each a day in the Peak Mountaineering office)
34 - carabiners replaced
5 - most punctures on a single mountain bike ride
5 - lectures given to local organisations
8 - headtorches reviewed
7 - snow shelters dug
149 - participants on navigation courses
current number of twitter followers
1 - number of times a mountain bike fell off a trailer
13 - pieces of Compeed used on blisters
20 - inflight movies watched (another unashamed estimate but we have calculated it based on 2 movies per long haul flight)
2 - number of avalanches that occurred in Winnat's Pass this year
5 metres - depth of snow at the top of Winnat's Pass in March this year
32 - number of prizes given away
1 - prizes won by Peak Mountaineering staff
26 - ink cartridges used
12 - times an engineer has been called to fix our office broadband connection (sorry if we were slow to respond to an enquiry)
6 - meals consumed in the Roadhouse restaurant in Thamel (Kathmandu)
9 - evening visits to Sam's Bar in Thamel
2 - times we could ski off the top of Stanage last winter
6 -  number of wires lost
8 - number of wires found or returned
1 - times we rescued a sheep off a ledge at Burbage North
960 - number of likers on Facebook
24 - ascents of Ben Nevis in winter
4 - ascents of Ben Nevis in Spring
0 - ascents of Ben Nevis in Summer
0 - ascents of Ben Nevis in Autumn
1 - Christmas Tree made for the Castleton Tree Festival
4 - times we got snowed in last winter
0 - times we have been snowed in this winter (although there's plenty of time yet!)
8 - winter tyres fitted to the Peak Mountaineering vehicles
1 - course that had to be cancelled due to bad weather (a first aid course in January)
11 - newsletters sent out
3 - pairs of walking boots worn out
41 - wild camps
224 - times we've packed or unpacked rucksacks or bags (an estimate based on the number of mountain days we had)
14 - cans of Red Bull used on late night journeys
1 - Traverse of Liathach in Torridon
8 - Traverses of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis
11 - Traverses of Crib Goch on Snowdon
37 - Traverses of the Great Ridge from Mamtor
1 - number of times we had to buy an angle grinder to cut off a bike lock with a damaged key
8 - sun soaked days spent climbing in Cornwall
1 - trip to climb on the Costa Blanca
3 - number of jackets reviewed
1 - pair of boots left behind after a first aid course
212 - people that abseiled with us at Monsal Dale
3 - people who failed to be able to abseil with us at Monsal Dale
1 - bottles of whisky given to us by a client 
1 - times a client fell in a stream
2 - tent zips replaced on the Peak Mountaineering expedition tents
9 - solar prayer wheels bought in Kathmandu
17 - new items of clothing embroidered with the Peak Mountaineering logo
1 - TV projects worked on
2 - times we climbed the East Face of Mamtor
1 - times we climbed Kinder Downfall
2 - times we skied along Rushop Edge
48 - skiing days for the Peak Mountaineering team
8 - number of times we've needed snow chains
2 - number of ski poles stolen
1 - number of Go Pro cameras found (later returned to  a grateful owner)
22 - technical advice days provided to various companies
16 - climbing books added to our library
2 - navigation books added to our library
1 - first aid book added to our library
19 - most hours worked in a day
3 - mountain bike wheels buckled
1 - seat post stems snapped mid ride
0 - number of times we've wished we were doing something else for a living
 
We hope your 2014 turns out to be a great number.  
 
Happy New Year wishes from everyone at Peak Mountaineering.