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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mendip Navigation

Out working on the Mendip Hills today with students from Bridgwater and Taunton College. Navigation training was the aim of the day with a mix of woods and open land in preparation for Silver NNAS assessment coming soon

Sunday, 23 April 2017

SPA Assessment Day 2

Second day of the Single Pitch Award assessment I am directing for Wet and High Adventures. We were at Hound Tor on Dartmoor today. Great to bump into lots of friends who were also out form some climbing fun. A sunny start but got chilly later. Both candidates got lots of climbing done as well as setting up for groups and dealing with some problems. Both passed so well done guys

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Evening SUP

After a day out assessing climbing instructors, I stopped in Tiverton on the way home to introduce my sister to SUPping. A zero wind, warm evening on the Tiverton Canal was a perfect introduction and the Freshwater Bay Paddle Boards that I borrowed from the Wet and High Adventures kit store performed extremely well being both stable and responsive.

SPA Assessment Day 1

At Chudleigh (South) in the sun today directing a Single Pitch Award assessment for Wet and High Adventures. A day of lead climbing and some bottom roping on somewhat polished limestone. The day just got warmer and warmer so was down to t-shirts by the end. A session at Dart Rock climbing wall finished of the day nicely.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Quantock Navigation

After a few days of classroom based stuff (urgh) it was good to be back out again. Today was on The Quantock Hills with Public Services students from Bridgwater and Taunton College. Lots of navigation techniques tried and tested over the day. Thanks Wayne for coming out to help today

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Mountain Skills Day 2

Today was the second day of the Mountain Skills course I was running for Wet and High Adventures. It was definitely a wet an high day with drizzle a mist all day but we summited Pen Yr Ole Wen and Carnedd Daffyd all the same. Lots of navigation and discussion on route.

Sadly. the week in North Wales has come to an end and I will be back in Somerset from tomorrow

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Mountain Skills Day 1

After a couple of non hill days doing admin and debriefing Mountain Leader candidates, today I was back out running the first day of a Mountain Training Mountain Skills course for Wet and High Adventures. After about an hour in the classroom we headed up into Llanberis Pass to look at navigation, emergency procedures and some environmental knowledge.