Sandy Paterson Mountaineering

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Friday, 19 August 2011

ML Assessment - Tour of the Tops!

I have been at Glenmore Lodge this week working on a Summer Mountain Leader Assessment. The weather has been a mix of showers and sun with the odd swarm of midges to eat us, but on the whole it has been a good week. Monday and Tuesday saw us in and around Sneachda looking at emergency situations, river crossings, party management, steep ground and unplanned use of the rope. We then spent 3 days out on expeditions starting from Rothiemurchus Lodge and headed up onto the Braeriach area were we spent the night. On day two we headed along the tops in poor visability and dropped down to Corrour Bothy before heading back up to Ben Macdui. Night two was spent just north of Ben Macdui and we did some night navigation around this area as well. This morning we walked out to the Ski Car Park.

Sorry no photos this week, I work on the basis that on assessment people are already stressed enough without me sticking a camera in their face!

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