My involvement with the Scout Association started as cub scout back in the seventies and continues to this day through the Yr Hafod Scout Activity Centre where I’m part of a staff team that provides mountain skills and rock climbing training. Last weekend, I was working on a split ML course under the directorship of Paul Poole.
This was the final weekend of the course which culminates with an overnight expedition, which I was particularly looking forward to. A quick weather check and it was off to the Moelwyns for a mini break and for the candidates to put their new skills to the test. It was great to see them applying the skills leant from the previous weekends and we arrived at our overnight campsite in good spirits. A quick brew, a bite to eat and it was off to do some night navigation to check out the compass work and pacing. The candidates were glad to be back to camp around 22:00 for a well earned rest.
On the Sunday, the weather started a little misty (great conditions I thought) but this didn’t last long and we soon had lovely blue skies. A bit of blind legging to test relocation strategies, dealing with water hazards and it was soon time to head off the hills to freshen up back at Hafod.
To see a few photographs from the course – courtesy of Paul Poole then please click here.
I had a thoroughly good weekend and lI would like to wish all the candidates every success as they prepare for their respective assessments in the future. If you would like to book Yr Hafod (its a great place to stay) or join us on one of our excellent courses then we’d love to hear from you.