It was unlike any Scottish winter I've experienced in the last 19 years. I always prepare for anything weather wise, but not typically warm sunny days. The lack of snow after arriving last week was a surprise,I wasn't expecting it to be that bad.
We've run a few Mountain Training Association CPD workshops in recent years, night nav and ML ropework, but members attending, representing all the walking awards, requested a future workshop that looked at dealing with emergencies.
Only one wet day last week, as we were over in North Wales course directing an ML for Blue Peris Mountain Centre. The candidates didn't believe the saying "rain before 7, dry by 11' but it did come true, by my watch anyway!
The Lowland Leader Award - If you’re considering starting the Lowland Leader Award or are moving toward assessment, the following topics are of consideration, taken from course delivery experience over the last three years.
So our kit has dried out from our latest ML assessment week over in North Wales, course directing for Blue Peris Mountain Centre. It was a full course with 8 candidates from various backgrounds. We looked at navigation and steep ground work over the first two days,in a...