This past week I’ve been in the Lake District shadowing/observing a Mountain Leader training course ran by Apex Training.
Over the 4 days I was with the group, the instructors fine tuned the personal skills they already possessed in Navigation, route planning, steep mountainous terrain and weather briefings to name but a few. For some the aspects of rope work and managing groups over steep ground was new, were others found some of the other aspects more challenging. unfortunately I had to leave then all on the Thursday morning as they headed off into the rain for their overnight expedition, pity I was really looking forward to a wet night on the hill if other duty’s intervened (honest). Hopefully Rosie, Cas, Eamear, Stephen, Dean and Steve had a dry night and enjoyed the whole experience. Good luck to you all when you come back for your assessment, I expect that will be sooner rather than later.