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.

Cantilver – Glyder Fach

Day 1 – A Walk on The Glyders
Our venue for the day took in the summits of Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach via various contour features and obscure locations. We descended through the Devil’s Kitchen in darkness, guiding a couple of folk safely down before undertaking a bit of poor visibility navigation in Cwm Idwal. Along the way, we chatted about emergency procedures, mountain facts and top tips to keep your group motivated and engaged when in the mountains.

Candidates enjoying the view

Day 2 – Security on Step Ground
We ventured in to Cwm Idwal and made our way into Cwm Cneifion via a top secret meander adjacent to the Idwal Slabs to look at route finding, spotting and group management on steep ground. We played with ropes on the Gribin Facet before making our way to Yr Hafod for the final debrief.

I pleased to say that both candidates passed the technical competency for a Terrain 2 Permit and went away understandably proud of their achievements. Perhaps, the best bit of feedback from them was the assessment just felt like a walk on the hill – a job very well done in my opinion.

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