Back in my role as a Lecturer for Bridgwater and Taunton College today after a 3 week break. Straight into some navigation on The Quantock Hills. Gail and I were out remotely supervising the Level 3 Outdoor Students as they gain more experience in the local hills. The snow that fell over night was rapidly thawing through the day but it was still cold up there at times.
After a busy few days of paper work, risk assessments and various other things you need to do when you have been away from the office for 3 weeks, I was back in action today with a visit to a local activity centre to deliver some staff training on their wall. Really nice to be working somewhere less than 2 miles from home which means that drop in visits are really easy and I don't have to spend hours in the van.
Today for the third day of the Mountain Leader Training course that I am directing for Wet and High Adventures, we went into the bottom of Llanberis Pass to find some broken ground to look at ML Ropework and management of people on steep ground. It was good to have another pair of eyes/hands as Mark from Mountain Training was out moderating me today.
Today Andy and I went for a walk into Corie an T'Sneachda and then up the steep ground under windy col to the summit. Another day of awesome views acrross the plateau
Today I was out with Wayne and Andy running the first day of a Winter Skills course for Wet and High Adventures Ltd. A walk in to the ciste gully to stay out of the wind saw us sliding, stopping and digging about in the snow pack. It was windy on the ridges and the wind chill effect was quite obvious.
Not working today but managed to persuade Leon to let me take him up Fiacaill Ridge before he tackled the long drive home. What a day. I will let the pictures do the talking.
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