BEL Assessment – Cotswolds

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.

Mountain Skills and Wild Camping Course

Last week I spent two days with Adie working on the skills required to safely travel in a mountain enviroment. We spent 2 days walking around the Moelwyns in Snowdonia which included an Idyllic Wild camp. The weather forecast indicated snow lying above 750m so ice axe and crampons were packed just in case. WeContinue reading “Mountain Skills and Wild Camping Course”

Gold D of E Training – Cannock Chase

I have spent the past 3 days working on a Gold D of E training refresher course based on Cannock Chase. During the weekend there were 30 pupils from Windsor High school undertaking a refresher weekend prior to there qualifying expedition in April. During the weekend we covered all aspects of the gold syllabus andContinue reading “Gold D of E Training – Cannock Chase”

Winter Wild Camp – Snowdonia

This was my first outing with the Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing club – http://www.bremex.org.uk. At 09-00 am on Saturday morning I joined Jim, Claire, Kent,Julia and Graham in the Pinnacle Cafe in Capel Curig. After a chat and a cup of tea we split into two groups and started on our journey into the mountains.TheContinue reading “Winter Wild Camp – Snowdonia”

Bronze D of E Training – Oxfordshire

Last weekend I worked with Great Marlow School at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre providing tuition in map and compass skills for young people undertaking there Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. On each day I spent time with the group teaching the theory of map and compass skills after which we went on a 6 mileContinue reading “Bronze D of E Training – Oxfordshire”

Bronze D of E Training Expedition

Over the last 2 days I have been working with year 9 pupils from Loughborough High School teaching navigation,camp craft and expedition skills in preparation for there forthcoming Bronze D of E assessment. On Day 1 we spent a short time on map and compass revision and then headed out for the expedition phase. ThisContinue reading “Bronze D of E Training Expedition”

Mountain Experience Weekend

Im working with Duncan Clark of North Ridge Adventure in the summer months on the Mountain Experience Weekend. Below are dates and a description of the course for anybody who maybe interested in attending. Snowdonia – £185 per person 6th and 7th July, 3rd and 4th August 2013, 7th and 8th September 2013, 5th andContinue reading “Mountain Experience Weekend”

Navigation Day

I have been working with Duncan Clark form North Ridge Adventures on a navigation day with a group of college students from City College, Coventry. All of the students are studying on a Uniform Public Services Access Course. The objective of the day was to transfer the classroom based knowledge of map and compass skillsContinue reading “Navigation Day”