I have been running a Mountain Leader Assessment this week. My friend and fellow instructor Paul took the helm for the first two days whilst I was away and I have taken over as the weather changed for the expedition element! We have had 3 days and 2 nights of wild camping where the candidates skills on navigation, steep ground, environmental knowledge, water hazards and campcraft were truly put to the test in heavy rain, 70 mph winds and thick hill fog. Our kit took a bit of a pasting too! Still a lot of fun nonetheless and a pleasure to be out in the hills with motivated and keen people.