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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Going Underground

We were asked by the Field Study Centre ( FSC ) in North Wales, if we could deliver outdoor education sessions for their annual staff conference. 

One of the sessions we offered was a visit to Rhiwbach slate mine. Closed since 1950 it now provides a unique adventure and education setting for many of our groups. Thanks goes to FSC for asking us to help out and what a wonderful group you gave us.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Chilly out there

The final phase of the ml training course is a 2 day expedition. This so called mini break gives candidates time to put into place all the skills learnt in the previous 4 days.  

In addition to this, a night navigation training sessions ensures candidates can navigate in the dark. It was a chilly few days out there but everyone rose to the challenge.

Thursday, 7 December 2017


Emergency rope work kept our candidates focused today. Keeping it simple was the theme. Great location choice ensured we stayed sheltered from the high winds.

A key aspect of a mountain leader is having the ability to deal with steep ground issues.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Client Care

The theme on how we look after our clients in the mountains, was the main theme of day 2. Added in was plenty of discussion on how can we motivate them and what can we teach them. Lots of ideas on what we can teach clients, such as weather, flora, environmental impact, navigation and Welsh mountain sheep.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Summer Mountain Leader Training

Today we started our last ML course of the year. It has been a busy year for the centre in view of ML courses and even though this is our last course we are still excited to be running the course.

Day one has been navigation based with environment input and leadership. Navigation is a key aspect of a mountain leader so detail is important.

Monday, 27 November 2017

First aid training with a difference

Our trainer at the centre Mark , takes the view that first aid training needs to have practical based learning and it needs to be good fun. This way the ability to learn and retain the information is much higher.   Also, our customers leave feeling more confident in their ability to deal with real situations.  Some photos of last weeks 2 day course. 

Our first aid courses are run under  Rescue and Emergency Care     ( REC ) the original REC, not an imitation. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

GCSE Physical Education

GCSE physical education came in the form of rock climbing at Conwy slabs and hill walking on the Glyders today. Both groups learnt new skills and techniques for their chosen activity. As well as outdoor education we also deliver activities to a higher level. In this case to students working towards GCSE PE in a few years time. More of the same tomorrow #school #learning #Thegreatoutdoors

Map and compass at the ready

On the summit of Y Garn

There were glimpses of sunshine throughout the day in the mountains of North Wales but on the coast at Conwy mountains it was a different story! The students enjoyed some chill out time beside the lake at Llyn Idwal.

Lowering off at Conwy Slabs in the sunshine.

A clear blue sky day!