In order for the ML assessment guys to see another assessor I handed the day over to Glyn for the Mountain day and I worked on the second day of a Walking Group Leader training course. The weather was a lot better today but cold in the wind. We covered navigation, fauna and flora, geology and geography as well as emergency procedures. We went for a walk to the south east of the Pen y Gwryd and up as far as Nant y Llys before turning back to look at some steep ground.
I'm back with the ML assessment tomorrow for a 3 day expedition into the mountains. I hope the weather forecast is wrong and that it stays dry until Friday. ;-(
A happy team after a busy weekend conducting climbing, abseiling and ropes course assessments. I was working down in West Sussex working for PGL. I had a fantastic welcome at Windmill Hill so a big thank you goes out to the senior team and staff who were super helpful, happy and enthusiastic throughout.
What a day! Rain, sleet and then snow to be rewarded with fantastic conditions and views to die for - we even had a broken specter thrown in as well. Conditions were wintry (as you can see from the photo of Nia) but didn't merit the use of crampons at any stage although we did need an ice axe for descending the zig zags. Even though it was cold it wasn't freezing that hard but the wind chill was high when the wind picked up on the summit of Carnedd Ugain. All in all a rewarding day.