Lowland Leader Training

Over the weekend Craig and I were delivering a Lowland Leader Training Course for Falkirk Outdoors. It’s the first I’ve delivered with the current restrictions/guidelines and definitely makes you think hard about your teaching methods, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to all the participants for their enthusiasm over what at times was a cold and wet two days delivered completely outside.

Course Introduction. Photo credit: Craig McClaren.
Teaching navigation.
Photo credit: Craig McClaren.
Discussing access legislation variations across the UK and Ireland.
Photo credit: Craig McClaren.
A good variety of forestry, farmland, heath and semi urban terrains at the course venues.
Photo credit: Craig McClaren.

Meall nan Tarmachan and Beinn na Sroine

Beinn Lui from the east top of Beinn na Sroine.

I was out doing some staff training with the Falkirk Outdoors team yesterday. Good to catch up with some of the team in person for the first time in a while. The weather was great, so I then headed for a run up Beinn na Sroine, which gave great views to Ben Lui, Ben Cruachan and beyond.

Steve demoing the South African abseil.
Craig doing a classic abseil.
Looking towards Ben Cruachan from Beinn na Sroine.
Beinn na Sroine summit selfie.