Year: 2015

The Vercors with Norton Hill School

At the end of July 2015, I once again accompanied the Norton School’s Sixth Form on their D of E Gold Assessment and adventure trip. This time we went to the Vercors for the first time. The Vercors is a limestone plateau in the Pre Alps south of Grenoble and a stunning location. The area […]

Writhlington School D of E in Snowdonia

In June, I accompanied Jamie and Writhlington School for their D of E Assessment and Training to Snowdonia. The weather was dry and cold for the first half of the week and as we had a spare afternoon on arrival, went climbing and abseiling behind the campsite. We decided that as the trainees were very […]

Scotland Easter 2015

Easter saw Nic and myself off to Kinlochleven to work again with Giggleswick School’s CCF. The week just happened to coincide with some of the best Easter weather that Scotland has to offer. Clear skies, light winds and enough snow on the hills to increase the beauty. I worked with a number of groups during […]

Pyrenees Snowshoe

In February, 2015, I accompanied Philip and Helen Wilson and John Kirby to the Pyrenees. Philip was about to complete his winter IML Assessment and so we spent the week snowshoeing and discussing various issues related to the assessment. The week coincided with one of the wildest and snowiest periods the Pyrenees had seen in […]