More High Ropes Assessment


Another quick visit to Cannington Activity Centre today to assess a couple of staff at the High Ropes.

Now I am off to the New Forest for a week

High Ropes, Low Ropes and Biking

 




Today was Welcome Day for the new intake of Outdoor Ed students at Bridgwater College. After giving them a quick talk in the classroo, it was off to Cannington Activity Centre from some High & Low Ropes and then up onto The Quantock Hills for some Mountain Biking

Sea Kayaking and DofE Assess





Today I was doing a supported DofE assessment for Danny. ie he is new to it so I was helping him out. Fortunately Danny also paddles so we got a few hours afloat around Babbacombe  in between seeing the group.

A busy and varied weekend



 "Stop licking my van"



This weekend I have been based in Devon. Saturday I was working with Abbey School climbing at Haytor and then bouldering at Bonehill Rocks. Around this I was assessing a Bronze DofE Group in Torbay for Devon Studio School. Today was quite wet so the climbing group  and I went to Dart Rock for a spot of indoor climbing and artificial caving. Then it was back to Torbay to meet the DofE group at the finish.

High Ropes Assessments





Today I have been working for Wet and High Adventures running some High Ropes assessments for Cannington Activity Centre. All Aboard, Jacobs Ladder and the Climbing Wall all featured in today's activities. Somehow we managed to finish just before the horrendous downpour,

Cotswolds DofE


This weekend I have been working for BXM Expeditions in The Cotswolds in a Bronze DofE Expedition. I spent the weekend check pointing a couple of teams who all passes. Pretty wet to be honest, the one picture says it all.

Climbing Training





Today I was working for Wet and High Adventures delivering some staff training to Wellington School staff for the climbing wall. We looked at both technical and coaching aspects during the day and they now have 4 more staff who can run sessions for the students.

Inverness to Edinburgh





Early start from Inverness saw us having breakfast at Aviemore. Then it was a great twisty ride round to Braemar for coffee and cake with my cousin Will before more great roads into Pitlochry. We saw a small herd of deer about 20m from the road at Glenshee. From Pitlochry it was down the A9 to Edinburgh where Gary and I said bye to Mark (who is pushing on further south tonight) and found our hostel in the centre of the city.

Durness to Inverness





A misty start along the North coast to Thurso (Breakfast) and then onto John O Groats just as the sun came out. However this was short lived and we got rained on during the ride south to Inverness. We stopped for a coffee (just to use the stove we had been carrying) on route but good to get back to Inverness to dry out. More sun is due tomorrow.

Gairloch to Durness






Today was a great ride from Gairloch via Ullapool (Breakfast), Lochinver, Stoer Lighthouse and Durness. Some great unclassified and B roads along the coast (sometimes only a few metres from it). Bend after bend, blind downhill lefts followed by blind summits into tight rights, kept us on our toes all day.

Inverness to Gairloch







Today was an amazing sun drenched ride from Inverness to Gairloch via Strathcarron, Applecross and Toridon. Even though we grabbed a can of fuel from Inverness, there was no need to use it as more petrol stations than expected. Great roads, great scenery and some pretty good cake.