CHMAS – Lowland Leader Training

Last week, CHMAS was running their first Lowland Leader Training Course and despite the initial scare with the snowy weather it turned out to be a very enjoyable course indeed.

The team relocating on Day 1

Day 1 – Getting the Fundamentals Right
The day started off with an indoor session to introduce the award, personal and group leader kit, weather and reviewing the fundamental navigation skills before heading off for a little walk in the Shropshire countryside. It was great to see the group applying the skills learnt earlier in the day and we made good progress around the walk with some excellent relocation skills being demonstrated. The day finished off with a route planning exercise for the next days walk.

The team in action on Day 2

Day 2 – Applying the Fundamentals
A little session on Responsibilities of the Group Leader and it was off for the second day’s walk which was around Ellesmere. The group continued to develop their skills and it was lovely to see and hear their mini presentations. We also talked about the environment and looked at dealing with minor /major incidents before heading back for the final debrief.

The feedback from the course was exceptional and Chris was particularly pleased to see this review on Facebook.

Attended an absolutely fantastic 2 day Lowland Leader course with Chris. Really knowledgeable, great teacher (and very patient!!). The walks he took us on were well chosen and allowed us to practice our skills, as well as gave us the opportunity to talk through anything we did not understand. I have also attended one of his bush craft courses which was hugely enjoyable! Highly recommend him!

If you would like to attend a Lowland Leader Training or Assessment course run by CHMAS then please take a look at our Get Qualified Pages to find out more.

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