Sunday, 30 January 2011

A fantastic winter so far

Cluanie not impressed by snowballs

A Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the winter break. Steve and I were out in the fantastic winter conditions. Memorable days include snow-shoeing over Moel Eilio in deep snow and near whiteout, skiing, making the most of some of the best winter conditions available!

Steve has been appointed as Regional Director of REC for Wales by Dr Bob Philips in January. This means that we will be running workshops and training days for REC Trainers in Wales. An exciting move for us.  

January seems to have been a month of First Aid. We ran an open course in mid January. In the mean time we had several revision sessions at Llanberis MRT base for the team members sitting the MREW Casualty Care exam. Many thanks to the Advanced First Aiders from the team who acted as mock Assessors for the practicals.
The exam was held at Boulder Adventures, Llanberis  and all the candidates passed. A real sense of achievement for those of us who trained everyone back in November. 

Practising spinal management.
The next day Steve and I drove down to Wiltshire to run a REC Level 2 course at Lakham Agricultural College for the Outdoor Education students of Wiltshire College and Climbing Instructors from Undercover-Rock, Bristol. A good time was had by all.