This weekend was a bit of a usual for me at the moment, as I spent it working for Andy Newton, working as the second member of staff on an ML Training Course. So we did the Mountain Dsy on the Saturday and the Ropework day on the sunday. We had a great group of six, and manage to cover loads of stuff.
On the Saturday we did our Mountain Day up in Cwm Idwal, and managed to talk through lots of environmental and mountain knowledge as we edge our way into the mountains, and ascended the steep steps on Seniors ridge before picking another variation back down the mountain. We then cam back and I did a session on leadership in the mountains.
The next day and it was off to Nant peris to do the ropework, and unlike the last time when it was freezing and in the shade, today the sun has made another progress up to make it a lovely sunny experience. We covered all the ropework in the ML training syllabus, and everyone was looking good!
I have to say though as well as work I have had a great weekend, as I had a friends birthday on friday. It made me feel old that a friend that I consider to be young to actually reach 30! He’ll still be know as baby when he is forty is my bet! I also went to another friends party at Rhoscolyn, on Saturday, I was going to drive back back decided to stay, and no sooner had I decided to have that beer that puts me over the edge for driving, they all went to bed. He was 50 though, must be hard staying up at that age!
Just after I got into my tent, there was a horrible snapping sound that came from one of the poles. So after 15 years of use and abuse my terra nova ultra quasar has finally given up, or one of the poles has. I therefore have to ask if anyone has a spare set, or a tent they can lend me for a few days next week as I have to do an ML training for another company!
Anyway it was a great weekend as ever working for Andy, not to labour the point, but I have started advertising Andy’s Instructor training Courses on my SMG website.