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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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CHMAS – REC Emergency First Aid Course

Last week CHMAS ran a REC Emergency First Aid Course for Arthog Outreach and judging by the feedback a mighty fine course it was too. The course is a 16 hour course delivered over two days in an outdoor environment … Continue reading

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NCS Course Leading

Last week, I was course leading a National Citizen Service Activity Residential for Condover Hall and it turned out to be quite a challenging week but one in which I learnt the subtle art of conflict resolution. We had 110 participants onsite … Continue reading

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Another Week At Arthog Outreach

This week’s work for Arthog Outreach has seen me doing some centre admin, kayak rescue training and caving sessions and a mighty fine week it was too. Centre Admin In a past life, I was a Highway Engineer, responsible for amongst other things … Continue reading

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MTUK Providor Workshop

Last week, as part of a regular update to work on Mountain Leader (ML) courses, I was at a MTUK Walking Award Provider workshop delivered by Bryn Williams of Mountain Training Cymru (MTC) and a mighty fine course it was … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

This week’s work for Arthog Outreach has seen me running canoeing and caving sessions and an interesting week it was too. Canoeing at Simpsons Pool A pretty challenging day out in rafted canoes at Simpsons Pool. We played lots of games, raced … Continue reading

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MTA – Climbing For All Workshop

On the weekend, I was at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales on a MTA workshop Climbing For All delivered by Graeme Hill and an excellent workshop it was too. The morning was spent looking at the myths and … Continue reading

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