Thursday, 31 January 2013

A fun day. Climbing Wall Award Training Day 2 for WHC students.

Up close and personal. Rescue me Alan.

Knots and all that jazz.

Me trying to demonstrate static and dynamic moves.

Concentrate Ewan.

Al Halewood stretching out.

Today I was working with or more like learning from Alan Halewood  on day 2 of a CWA training course for my West Highland College students on the Advanced Outdoor Learning Course. Based again in the Ice Factor we concentrated on all things rescue, group awareness, warming up and specific rock climbing movement skills using a variety of props and ate some chocolate eclairs too! Outside it was a nice start to the day but by mid morning the snow was falling at car park level and by mid afternoon climbers and instructors with clients were retreating from Ben Nevis and from else where. The fresh snow hampered progress and ice petered out half way up roues apparently. Some days it's best inside. Al and I even managed a few routes, bonus!