MIC = WMCI?

Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to   Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and  Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor   https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed   Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]

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Spring!

Well, not quite – a few photos of Spring so far Hill walking in Glen Lyon Staff Training with Renfrewshire Leisure  

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Hill Skills Training

I was working with?Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club at the weekend in and around the hills near Tomintoul, delivering a hill skills course. We looked at route planning and preparation, navigation skills, group leading and what to do in an emergency. A dry weekend but cold and very windy at times. Looking over to Lochnagar and […]

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Sierra Nevada

Back from a trip to the Spanish Seirra Nevada. A fantastic venue for mountain walking with excellent access to 3000m+ peaks that are easy to walk up. Great weather although early starts in the summer are needed to avoid the heat. I can highly recommend Camping Trevelez as a fantastic base in the Spanish Sierra […]

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Walking Pole Erosion

Took this picture of the damage walking poles cause on popular paths – Personally, I try not to use poles unless it’s absolutely necessary – as a sufferer of dodgy knees they are fantastic if you have a heavy pack on, but I find that overuse just transfers the pain to other parts of the […]

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