Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mountain Leader assessment - Plas y Brenin

Mountain Leader assessment - Plas y Brenin
9th - 13th May 2011

Spent last week at Plas y Brenin (National Mountain Centre) in Snowdonia where I successfully completed my Mountain Leader (summer) assessment.

PYB is a great venue, with top instructors. The week was quite challenging, both physically and mentally, as you had to not only think about group management, the environment, navigation and steep ground but also had to always know precisely where you were on the map.

Monday - micro navigation day on Moel Siabod
Tuesday - steep ground day on the North Ridge of Tryfan
Wednesday to Friday - 3 day expedition on Snowdon, with 2 nights wild camping, as well as emergency ropework.

The weather was a mixture of blustery showers, low cloud and the occasional hail storm.

If you are looking for a guided mountain walk, 2-day wild camping expedition or a corporate team building day in the hills or mountains then get in touch http://www.teamwalking.co.uk/


1 comment:

Chris said...

I was with Mark that week and can vouch for a really top effort by the instructors/assessors. A really tough week with a pleasing result at the end. 10500 feet of ascent and descent over the week - no wonder my knees feel like they've been abused!