On Sunday I ran a map and compass skills course for 5 clients from London. The group were all people who had moved to the UK to live and work. They were from diverse parts of the world including India, Italy, Australia, Russia and New Zealand. The course was held in Tring which is partContinue reading “Navigation Skills Course”
In October 2016 I will be taking 30 clients to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. On Saturday the first of two meet ups was held to allow the group to get together and meet for the first time. On this occasion 16 people were able to attend for the day. After an inital meet up at GoContinue reading “Kilimanjaro Meet up Part 1”
This weekend I visited the Peak District with 11 friends for a walking weekend. One of the group, Neil is working towards attaining the Lowland Leader qualification – http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/lowland-leader. The weekend gave Neil the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in learning to lead a group walking. Our route started in a small village south ofContinue reading “Lowland Leader Training Day”
Im really excited about returning to Kilimanjaro in 2016 to lead a group of 30 people to climb the mountain. Here is a video from my previous visit to Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010.
I am running a trip to climb Kilimanjaro in October 2016. I have posted a few photos up from a previous trip for people interested in attending.
In February 2015 I attended the Bremex Mountaineering Club Scotland Meet in the Cairngorms. Here are a few photos and video from the trip. Unfortunately I lost my camera on the final day so all pictures are from my Iphone.
This weekend I have been working on a Basic Expedition Leader Assessment down in the Cotswolds. During the Assessment the 10 candidates were tested on their knowledge and practical application of navigation,group leadership,campcraft and cooking. Well done to all the groups who successfully gained their Level 3 Basic Expedition Leader Award.
This week I have been up in Snowdonia working with several schools.On Monday I took a group of girls from a London School on a navigation day around the lower slopes of Snowdon in preparation for there forthcoming D of E expedition. During the day we walked across open land looking at the skills requiredContinue reading “Snowdonia”
Over the past 3 weeks I have been very busy working on several D of E expeditions at Bronze,Silver and Gold Levels. The work has taken me to the Surrey Hills, Chilterns, Wokingham and Cannock Chase. During the period I have worked with pupils from London Oratory School, Queen Elizabeth Girls School – Barnet, AbbeyContinue reading “Duke of Edinburgh Season”
This week I have spent 4 days up in the sunny Brecon Beacons working on a Gold D of E Qualifying expedition with Windsor High School. I have been working as an assessor/supervisor with 7 young people who were completing the final stage of there expedition phase for there Gold D of E. On theContinue reading “Gold D of E – Brecon Beacons”