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AMI Trainee Short Roping Day

Published: 10 May 2010 in Qualifications.

Today I ran one of the AMI trainee days in the Lakes. This day was designed around looking at Short Roping and allowing the trainees to consolidate and learn new tricks before there MIA assessment. We headed up the decent path of Raven Crag then up the decent of Gimmer Crag then on to the scrambles on the side of Pike ‘o’ Stickle. That evening I met up with...Read more

Mountain Leader Assessment

Published: 03 Apr 2010 in Qualifications.

29th March to 3rd April 2010 Mike Margeson and I run all of the Lakeside YMCA’s MLTE courses. Mike ran the first 2 days of the course and then I headed out into the fresh snow for the expedition element of the assessment. We left the night nav until the second night due to the quantity of snow. Sprinkling Tarn and Scar Lathing provided 2 nights under the stars...Read more

Caving Skills Module for Kendal College Day 2

Published: 17 Dec 2009 in Qualifications, Technical Courses.

With a revision of water level history, present, and forecast using the College over head projector and various website (site’s we use are under the resources page/weather forecasts on the Real Adventure website) we where soon on our way over to the dales for Day 2. Very little rain, frozen ground and only a touch of snow behind the walls with a forecast of snow...Read more

Cave Leader Level 2 Refresher Day

Published: 09 Dec 2009 in Qualifications, Technical Courses.

A day in Bull Pot Kingsdale looking at efficient rigging, rope management, and simple rescues with 2 instructors from Outward Bound Ulswater. This day was through Ingleborough Hall Check out their website more adventures. Ill be back at Ingleborough in January.Read more

Caving Skills Module for Kendal College Day 1

Published: 03 Dec 2009 in Qualifications, Technical Courses.

The first day of this 2 day module started off at Kendal College in the class room with a look into water conditions for caving. History of rain fall, present conditions and forecast were looked at. The conditions where looking like high water levels at present that would drop throughout the day. Off to the Dales with plan A Long Churns. The team of 8 students learnt the...Read more

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