Hill and Moorland Leader Training

For the last 3 days, we have had 6 candidates out on a very sunny Dartmoor with Gwilym and Jay undertaking a Hill and Moorland Leader training course. Lots of navigation, environmental knowledge, leadership skills and hazard management taking place in some of the best weather conditions we have had for a while. Normally when we talk about extreme weather we mean wet and windy but there was plenty to discuss about the hazards presented by a heat wave.

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Today, Gwilym was in Bridgwater running a British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course on the local Canal. Warm and sunny above water and not to bad in it. Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboard's and Sit on Tops all got turned upside down and righted again.

We can run these on demand for groups of 4 - 6 so please let us know if you would like us to run pone at your location

Single Pitch Award Assessment

Well done to Phil and Alex, 2 new SPA holders after a weekend in the sun. Day 1 at Chudleigh (Limestone) and Day 2 at Hound Tor (Granite) saw Gwilym assessing them in personal climbing, setting up rope systems for groups, dealing with problems, abseiling, teaching at a climbing wall and general climbing knowledge.

Well done again to both of you

Mountain Leader Training & Assessment

This week we have been in Snowdonia with 8 candates on Mountain Leader Training and 4 on Assessment. A staff team comprising of Gwilym, Keith, Jacob, Stu and Dewi have been working with candidates over the week in various parts of the National Park. The training over 6 days and assessment over 5 went to The Carneddau, The Glyders, Snowdon and Llanberis Pass. A mix of sun and rain over the week gave some really mixed navigational conditions.  As this is a a double course entry, I have added more pictures than normal.

Well done to the new ML's who passed this week - go and have some more adventures

Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course

Over the last three days, Gwilym has been directing a Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course for staff from Wellington School. The course used both Exmoor and Dartmoor and both venues were capable of throwing some pretty grim weather at the candidates. Lots covered and 6 keen trainees now off to consolidate before assessment..

Mountain Leader Training Course

Over the last 6 days, Gwilym and Jez have been running a Mountain Leader Training course in North Wales for 5 candidates. The weather started well but ended with storm "Doris" which made conditions challenging for the expedition. Days out in The Glyderau and Carneddau looking at navigation, steep ground, the environment, leadership, emergencies and much more gave the candidates loads of ides to take forward into their consolidation period.

Winter Skills Course 3

Our third and final (for this year) Winter Skills course finished today with awesome views over the Cairngorm Plateau. Over the last 3 days, Gwilym took clients Wayne and Andy into Ciste Gully to learn snow pack, ice axe arrest, foot work and emergency shelters, up to Carn Ban Mor for some navigation practice and fianlly today a circuit onto Cairngorm with stunning views.

SPA Training Day 1

Gwilym and Mark have been running a Single Pitch Award Training course. They spent the day at Goblin Combe Car Park crag before going to Redpoint for the evening. Lots covered today in relation to Top and Bottom roping, Problem Solving and Abseils. Although a chilly start it soon warmed up and some of the hardier candidates were down to short sleeves