Friday, November 25, 2011

Mountain Leader Training in Snowdonia

For the last two days of our Mountain Leader Training course here in Snowdonia we have been out on a wild camping expedition in the Carneddau. Our planned route involved several of the Welsh 3000 summits but winds in excess of 65 mph put paid to that and made for  a pretty wild night. Nonetheless we did gain some smaller summits and had a cracking couple of days exploring the beautiful Carneddau. Highlights included dinner in a bothy before several hours of night nav to our overnight wild camp and watching the clouds tearing across the higher summits. We finished the day off today with a session on river crossings before debriefs and farewells. The boys and girls have had a tough week of weather which is ideal for training and I wish them all well in their preparations for assessment. 

1 comment:

Roddy said...

Looks like a good couple of days! I think I recognize the dam walls in Cwm Eigiau - I was up there last Sunday. - Roddy