Friday 20 May 2011

Outdoor First Aid for the Military

Today Steve and I completed our first Outdoor First Aid courses for the Joint Services Mountain Training Centre. This is an exciting course for us as it goes beyond ordinary Outdoor First Aid. We certainly enjoyed our time on the courses and are looking forward to future courses and developing the contents further.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

ML Assessment and First Aid Assessments

Steve and I received an email this morning to inform us that we had passed the Advanced ECMR (Emergency Care in Mountain Rescue) exam at the weekend along with five other members of the Llanberis Team. It was a rather gruelling assessment with three practicals or scenarios: medical, trauma and airway management. This was followed by two written papers!  Needless to say it felt like being put through a wringer and the news this morning was very welcome!

On the Saturday we both attended the Mountain Rescue England and Wales training day at Plas y Brenin which ran several useful and interesting workshops.

At the moment there are still two places available on the Mountain Leadership Assessment running 15th to 19th June. Get in touch if you want a place.

Saturday 7 May 2011

Walking Group Leader Training

Steve has just returned from Preston Monford where he has been running a Walking Group Leader Training course for the FSC (Field Studies Council). There were 6 trainees who were all taught various skills in navigation, group management and leadership, hazards etc.

The weather unfortunately decided to take a turn for the worse (probably because my days off were coming up!). However, all had a successful, useful and interesting time. They visited sites in the Berwyns, Stiper Stones and Long Mynd areas. This is the first of several courses we are running for the FSC and most of the students are likely to be ready for assessment in 2012.

Keep an eye on our website for dates of Mountain Leadership Training and Assessment courses. There are 2 places available on the ML Assessment we are running in June.