Sunday, 10 August 2014

ML Training

Over the last few days I have been running part of an ML Training down in Wales for Mckinlay Mountaineering.  Thursday was a mountain day, so we head up the North Ridge of Tryfan.  We looked a lot at the boundaries between what is, and is not, ML ground, as well as route finding and navigation.  This was a great day and brought up some good discussion points throughout the day.

Racheal leading the way
Friday and Saturday were the Exped.  We started on the Nant Gwynant side of Snowdon and walked up the Watkin Path, before heading up over Yr Aran and on to camp beneath Snowdon.  We spent the day working on 1:50 and 1:40 maps, which presented a new challenge to the candidates.  Once darkness fell, we moved back onto the 1:25's and got to grips with Night Nav.  A long but very productive days.  In the morning we made are way back out taking in more nav legs on the larger scale maps and covering anything again that folks wanted.

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