This week, Gwilym and Jay have been on Dartmoor for a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment in some very wet and windy weather.
This weekend Gwilym has been down on Dartmoor running a Rock Skills - Introduction for 7 students from The Abbey School. Normally a one day course but it was split over the Saturday afternoon/evening and the Sunday morning to get the most form the weather.
With some climbing at Haytor, bouldering at Bonehill and Abseiling at Chudleigh, the girls got a lot of variety in a short amount of time and have had the opportunity to learn loads. They even got back to the vehicles about 20min before the rain came down really hard
Another Rock Climbing Instructor Training course on Dartmoor for Gwilym this weekend. A smaller course with only 2 candidates gave lots of time to look at personal and group climbing both inside and out. They visited Dart Rock, Bench Tor and Chudleigh to get a real range of experience.
A mixed weather weekend for Gwilym and Mark on Dartmoor for the last three days working on a Hill and Moorland Leader assessment with 6 candidates
Day one was very wet, day two very windy and day 3 was a bit of both.
It was interesting to see the damage cause by last weeks fires but hopefully this will regenerate soon and fingers crossed the loss of ground nesting birds has not been to tragic.
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 weekend Gwilym has been at The Dewerstone and Chudleigh with 2 teenagers on an Intermediate Rock Skills course. Lots of skills covered and lots of climbing done
This is our first Rock Skills course and we are looking forward to running more in the future
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.
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.
Again this week, Gwilym and Stu were working on a Mountain Leader Assessment course in Snowdonia with 4 candidates. A mix of weather during the week but all very happy with the end result. Well done all
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
This weekend, Gwilym has been on Dartmoor directing a Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment with 4 candidates. With visits to Hound Tor and Chudleigh during dry Saturday and Dart Rock followed by The Dewerstone during wet Sunday, the candidates had plenty of varied locations to demonstrate their skills.
Over the last three days, we have had a number of candidates on a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment. Day 1 and 3 on Exmoor with Gwilym and day 2 on Dartmoor with Jay saw the candidates put through some pretty wet weather to test their skills. Well done to those who passed but good efforts put in by all.
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.