Recently I was down in Wales for a 10 day stretch, with a quick stop via the Peak District. The main aim of the trip was to undertake the 9 day training course for the Mountaineering Instructor Award. It was a jam-packed course with hardly time to draw breath; a fantastic amount learnt. This award is the highest mountaineering award for summer conditions in the UK, and deals with taking clients scrambling and multi-pitch climbing on our fantastic mountain crags. Looking forward to the consolidation period now when I need to practice all the skills I have learnt prior to assessment.
|Dave 1 and Dave 2 taking a breather from the scrambling--Ogwen, N. Wales|
|Mark heading off on Pitch 2 of Crackstone Rib, Llanberis Pass, N. Wales|