Category Archives: Personal

CPD – Inspiring Environmental Learning

On Saturday, I attended a Mountain Training Association (MTA) workshop led Jim Langley of Nature’s Work on Inspiring Environmental Learning in Cannock Chase. To be honest, I knew Jim provided a good course and this did not disappoint. His knowledge is outstanding … Continue reading

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CPD – Development Coach Training

Last week, I attended a Development Coach Training Course run by Joby Davis and a mighty fine course it was too. The course was delivered over two days and there was a mix of accomplished coaches (GB Squad) and folks like … Continue reading

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Assessor Workshop at PYB

It’s always nice to be involved in some CPD and I was recently at Plas Y Brenin for a Mountain Leaders Assessor Workshop and a mighty fine two days it was too. The first day was spent mainly learning about the … Continue reading

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BMC Fundamemtals 1 & 2 Workshops

As part of my ongoing Professional Development, I found myself at the Beacon Climbing Wall in North Wales for a BMC Fundamentals Workshop 1 & 2 being led by Ian Dunn. The Fundamentals of Climbing 1 focuses on the importance of agility, balance … Continue reading

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Work Weekend at Yr Hafod

As many of you know, I am a volunteer at the Scouts Cymru mountain training centre Yr Hafod in the Ogwen Valley and every January a few of the team members get together to spruce up the hostel before the … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Round Up Of 2016

Wow, just where did 2016 go! Chris Hughes Multi Activity Services (CHMAS) has had an exceptional year providing lots of fun and adventures through our freelance work with other organisations, DofE Programmes and instructor training courses. The feedback received, has … Continue reading

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FSRT Provider Moderation

On Wednesday, I was in Llanberis on a Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (FSRT) Provider Moderation being run by Canoe Wales and a mighty fine day it was too. We spent a little time indoors looking at the FSRT syllabus, identifying what the key … Continue reading

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On The Hill With Big Nige

On Saturday, I was out and about on the North Wales Mountains with my regular climbing partner Big Nige (if you live in Shrewsbury – the rumour has it that everyone knows Big Nige). We went into Cwm Cneifion to … Continue reading

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IOL Leadership Conference – Part 2 (Reflection)

In September 2015, I attended an IOL Leadership Workshop, which is a integral part of the process to become a Lead Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (LPIOL) and a very thought provoking workshop it was too. Last week, I was … Continue reading

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Staff Training At Yr Hafod

I have been member of the Yr Hafod Scout Mountaineering Team for some years now and every year we get together to have a staff training weekend to share good practice and get in some valuable CPD points. On the first … Continue reading

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