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Our Trainee Outdoor Instructor, Dave, has recently taken part in his Hill and Moorland Training. Here is some information about the course.

This training is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. You must be at least 18 years old; you should have at least a year’s worth of experience of hill walking and you should have an interest in leading groups in the hills.

Here is what Dave had to say about his course!

“So, my Hill and Moorland Training was a three-day course. The first day (Friday) was quite nice, the weather was ever so lovely and sunny. I was with a group of four other individuals and they were all delightful and all from very different backgrounds. It was interesting to mingle and find out about each other.

The weather on Saturday and Sunday was horrific, rain, high winds and hail, which made the days more difficult. It was well below freezing on Kinder Scout and the whole group struggled with temperature. But we all powered through. Sat was 12 hours long, including the night navigation, tiring but worth it.

We had a different instructor on each day, all of whom where lovely and very highly skilled, we were all very lucky to work with them and gain some of their expertise. They were all also in the mountain rescue as wellbeing instructors.

The YMCA we stayed at was pleasant, serving hot cooked food and drink as well as having self-catering facilities.

I enjoyed walking in the hills with the group I was with, and the views were great!”

Well Done, Dave, the TAS team are proud of you and your hard work.

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