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Mountain Navigation

Mountain Navigation Mountain Navigation I want to share with you the approach I adopt when teaching mountain navigation during a Mountain Leader training course. Firstly it's important to understand that CONTOURS are KING... 'It is a common mistake for those beginning their map reading journey to focus on other elements such as paths, streams and boundary lines to identify their location. However, this isn't foolproof as these elements of a map can easily and often change in appearance and location or simply not be there at all. On the other hand, contours are super reliable... if you can [...]

By |April 8th, 2024|Categories: Mountain Training Courses|Tags: , , |

Mountain Leader gas explosion

Mountain Leader gas canister explosion Mountain Leader gas explosion Gas canister explosion on a recent Mountain Leader assessment course. This Mountain Leader gas explosion happened on a very still day.  The stove had been used about 10 mins before the explosion, was turned off and still had the stove screwed into the canister. We believe the stove was turned off properly but may have been not quite tight enough. It seems that because it was a very still day and the lack of wind (which is not normally an issue in the Lake District) the gas that was [...]

SPA Assessment Blog

SPA Assessment course Lake District If you want to book onto an SPA assessment course click here Lower Scout Crag Adam at Hutton roof Wild Thyme Dan with the big hex Hutton Roof SSSI James enjoying the dry Limestone Abseil rescue pick up Dam & James at Stickle barn crag Playing Hool a hoop Putting on clothes game Below Lower Scout crag Equalising anchors using the rope with a big bight of over hand then clove hitch [...]

By |June 28th, 2014|Categories: Mountain Training Courses|Tags: |
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