Category Archives: Hill Walking

CHMAS – Navigation Training

A cracking day teaching fundamental navigation skills to a DofE group, who needed a little top up after their practice expedition. The day was based on the 5D’s navigational strategy and by the end of the day all the group … Continue reading

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ML Training Course

Last week, I had a thoroughly enjoyable time working alongside Paul Poole on an Mountain Leader (ML) training course. The week broadly speaking was broken down as follows. Day 1 – Introduction to navigation, navigational strategies & micro navigation Day … Continue reading

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CHMAS Bronze DofE Training

This weekend CHMAS was provide a Bronze DofE Training weekend for a local school and a good time was had by all who attended. The training consisted of a school based day and then a navigation day on the Long … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Bronze DofE Training

This weekend CHMAS was provide a Bronze DofE Training weekend for a local school and a good time was had by all who attended. The training consisted of a school based day and then a navigation day on the Long … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader Training at Yr Hafod (Weekend 3)

My first introduction to the mountains was through the Scout Association and I’m happy to give a little back by helping at Scouts Wales activity centre Yr Hafod in North Wales and last weekend,  I was staffing the third and final … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader Training at Yr Hafod (Weekend 2)

My first introduction to the mountains was through the Scout Association and I’m happy to give a little back by helping at Scouts Wales activity centre Yr Hafod in North Wales and last weekend,  I was staffing the second weekend of … Continue reading

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Bronze DofE Training

Last week, I was working for a local school providing input to their Bronze DofE Expedition Training. Day 1 – Getting the Basics Right The first day was spent mainly on the school grounds looking at: Expedition kit, Rucksack packing; … Continue reading

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ML Assessment For Paul Poole Mountaineering

Last week, I was working / observing on a Mountain Leader Assessment course run by Paul Poole Mountaineering and a cracking week it was too. Initially, I was working alongside Paul for the first two days as the candidates were put … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Navigation Training

A little while back CHMAS was asked to provide some 1 to 1 navigation training for a student preparing for their DofE expedition. After chatting with the client about their key objectives, CHMAS developed a bespoke programme that included the following: … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Bronze Practice Expedition

The first CHMAS DofE Expedition was at the beginning of April in the form of a Bronze Practice Expedition on the Long Mynd. There were three teams out and they all did exceptionally well and it was lovely to see … Continue reading

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