As a recently approved Course Director for the Mountain Leader Award Scheme, I was delighted to be asked to Direct a Mountain Leader training course for Yr Hafod. There was a real mix of weather over the three weekends from heavy rain to glorious sunshine and there was much learning and laughter all around.
Getting to grips with the fundamental navigational skills and how to introduce these skills to others. A rather wet but informative day.
The second day was spent on a mountain journey looking at security on steep ground without the use of a rope.
Security on steep ground with the rope and looking at efficient movement in the mountain environment, emergency procedures and lots of discussion about the mountain environment.
The mini break or two day expedition on the Moelwyns looking at both 1:25,000 and 1:50,00o map scales and river crossings and evacuation strategies for an incapacitated walker.
Overall, a very enjoyable course working with some mighty fine aspirant Mountain Leaders.