Category Archives: Get Qualified

CHMAS – Lowland Leader Assessment

The Shropshire Countryside has bucket loads of suitable terrain for the Lowland Leader scheme. As a result our courses are very popular and we love running them. It’s pretty special being part of someone’s first step into outdoor leadership.  If … Continue reading

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Observing an Expeditions Skills Module with Bigfoot Services

CHMAS is an approved Provider for the Mountain Training Expedition Skills Module. We intend to run these courses in 2019 so when we had a chance to observe one of Bigfoot Services courses we couldn’t resist. It would provide excellent … Continue reading

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HML Observation With Bigfoot Services

Chris was working alongside his good friend and mentor Alan Ward of Bigfoot Services observing a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment in the Brecon Beacons. This would be the final course observation before attending the orientation day in November. Which … Continue reading

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CHMAS Lowland Leader Assessment

As an approved Mountain Training Lowland Leader Course Provider, CHMAS was pleased to be running our first assessment for some returning customers. We had quite a mixed bag of weather with rain, mist, wind and sunshine on Brown Clee and … Continue reading

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HML Course Observation at PYB

Towards the end of September, I found myself in the very privileged position of observing a Hill & Moorland Leader (HML) assessment course at Plas Y Brenin. HML assessments are run over three days and it was great to see … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Lowland Leader (Refresher)

As an approved Mountain Training course provider for the Lowland Leader Award, CHMAS is in a very privileged position to train and assess future walk leaders and to be honest we absolutely love running these courses. We have one very … Continue reading

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Mountain Leader Assessment

Earlier in the week, I was working for Paul Poole Mountaineering on a Mountain Leader Assessment course. The theme for the day was efficient movement in the mountains, security on steep ground with and without the rope and a mighty … Continue reading

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Hill & Moorland Leader Training Course – Observation

Chris is looking to become a Hill & Moorland Leader Provider and is currently building up the necessary portfolio to submit the application in August. As part of this process, he was privileged to work alongside Alan Ward of Bigfoot … Continue reading

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Lowland Leader Training With CHMAS

CHMAS is very proud to be a Lowland Leader Provider and we had 6 very enthusiastic candidates on our last course run here in the majestic Shropshire countryside. Day 1 – Sheinton This day was all about looking at the … Continue reading

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Course Directing a Mountain Leader Training Course

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 … Continue reading

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