Gwilym, Stu and Si have been busy in Snowdonia this week assessing Mountain Leaders. With 7 candidates on a full 5 day assessment and 2 candidates coming back for a 1 day re assessment it was pretty busy for the team. The weather was awesome (almost too nice in fact meaning the teams had to stay up very late for some night navigation) and we are very pleased to report there are 7 new Mountain Leaders heading off into the mountains to inspire their own groups. Well done
This week Gwilym and Stu have been running a Mountain Leader Training course in Snowdonia between them. Gwilym had the drier start to the week and Stu the wetter end. 4 candidate all super keen to be out in the mountain whatever the weather and now heading off to get some more experience and prepare for assessment.
Thanks to Andy and Mark for assisting Gwilym out on the wet and windy moor and to Jamie for helping out in the warm and dry climbing wall.
On Friday Gwilym was down on Dartmoor and today in Poole running NNAS tutors courses. A total of 11 candidates over the 2 days led to great discussion and participation in different methods of teaching navigation.
As well as an assessment, we have also had a Mountain Leader Training course running this week with Gwilym, Stu, Dewi and Sam all involved with teaching the trainees. After getting a battering from the weather on the last day of the course, all 6 are now gaining further experience before coming back for assessment at a later date.
This week, Gwilym and Stu have been up in Snowdonia running a Mountain Leader Assessment.
A warm and dry start to the week turned wetter and colder by the end but gave some challenging navigation on the middle day of the expedition
A good effort from the candidates over the 5 days
This weekend, Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and at Steart Marshes delivering a Lowland Leader Training course.
Keen candidates, lovely weather and all just a few miles form the office. Over the weekend they saw some Deer, Lapwings and many more of our British Wildlife
Gwilym has just got back from a great day in Princetown running a NNAS Tutors Course for 3 experienced Mountain Leaders who will be running NNAS navigation courses. With loads covered both inside and out, all three have gone away with some new ideas to play with over the next few weeks. Even the rain stopped so they didn't get too wet outside
For the last 3 days, Gwilym and Mark have been on Exmoor with 7 candidates for a Hill and Moorland Leader Training course. With a combination of hot Sun and a late even lightning storm they managed to complete lots of navigation and leadership training in one of the best moorland locations in the UK.
This weekend Gwilym was on The North Wessex Downs with 3 school teachers who were being assessed for their Lowland Leader award ready for the upcoming DofE season. One hot and sunny day followed by one wet and breezy day saw the candidates put through their paces with navigation, knowledge and leadership tasks before finally getting their results over a drink. 3 out of 3. Well done
This week, Gwilym, Stu and Dewi have been running a Mountain Leader Training course for 10 candidates in Snowdonia. Some challenging weather at times but visits to Ogwen, Llanberis Pass and the Snowdon Massif allowed us to get loads done and send 10 ML trainees into the world to consolidate before the go for assessment
This weekend Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and the Steart Marshes running a Lowland Leader Training course for 6 candidates. A mix of hills on day one and a maximum of 10 metres of ascent on day 2 gave various opportunities for learning the skills required to be a good leader in those environments
Our next open course is the 2nd of March in Princetown or we can run these on demand for groups of 4 or more at your own location.
Last week, Gwilym was directing a Mountain Leader Assessment whilst Simon was directing a Mountain Leader Training in Snowdonia (North Wales). Jake, Stu and Dewi were working as additonal course staff. A week of mixed weather (grim through to very pleasant) and we used venues in Llanberis Pass, The Glyders, The Carneddau and The Molewyns.
We are pleased to report that Beth, one of our long term clients passed the assessment but as we have now lost her as a long term client, we have now added her to our freelance list. Well done Beth.
Gwilym has just finished running some Mountain Leader re-assessments and we are pleased to report that both candidates passed. Well done Matt and Jamie who both appear in the photo on the back our our van.
Simon and Stu have just started running the Mountain Leader Training course that we have 9 candidates on and Jacob will be joining Gwilym tomorrow to start a full assessment of 8. It is looking like a busy week. Let's hope the weather is not too unkind.