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Lowland Leader Observation

Earlier in the year, Chris was granted approval by Mountain Training to Provide and Direct the Lowland Leader Award and to make sure our course programme ticked all the boxes Alan Pinnington of Mountain Water Expeditions kindly offered to let … Continue reading

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Another Week At Arthog Outreach

Last week my sessions for Arthog Outreach were bushcraft, caving and canoeing and all three sessions were very enjoyable indeed Bushcraft This is the forth and  day of a multi day programme for this group of Year 5’s and they chose bushcraft for … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

Two weeks ago my sessions for Arthog Outreach were caving and canoeing and both were very enjoyable sessions indeed. Caving At Ogof Llanymynech This is the third day of a multi day programme for this group of Year 5’s and they were very excited about … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

Last week my sessions for Arthog Outreach were climbing and canoeing and both were very enjoyable sessions indeed. Climbing At Grinshill This is the second day of a multi day programme for this group of Year 5’s and they were quite … Continue reading

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Yr Hafod – Terrain 2 Permit Assesssment

Last weekend, I was at Yr Hafod running a Scout Association Terrain 2 Permit Assessment and a mighty fine weekend it was too. I had two candidates who were extremely well prepared and it was an absolute blast working with them. … Continue reading

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CHMAS – First Aid Training

On Friday, CHMAS was delivered a workshop on how to recognise and effectively treat a choking casualty to staff at a local school. The event was well intended with 40 staff involved, which meant running two sessions. The workshop was well … Continue reading

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Canoeing for Arthog Outreach

This week at Arthog Outreach was possibly the wettest canoes session I have ever run! Not through people falling it but in terms of the weather. Despite it being the first session out of  four, the group didn’t complain too much about the … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Bronze DofE Presentations

Its always nice to be invited to your teams presentations following their qualifying expedition and as with previous years this years presentations for the Bronze DofE Expedition didn’t disappoint. There was a wide range of topics and lots of laughter as … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader – Navigation Refresher

Last Saturday, I was working for Paul Poole Mountaineering providing an ML Navigation Refresher, which judging by the feedback received was very well received by the participants. We met at Siabod Café around midday to make plans before heading off to … Continue reading

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Mountain Training – Lowland Leader Induction

      Last week, I attended a Mountain Training Lowland Leader Induction expertly delivered by Bryn Williams, Guy Jarvis, Nicola Jasieniecka and Kate Worthington. The course was a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions and proved to be a really … Continue reading

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