Today I was delivering a hill walking navigation course in the Pentlands for The City of Edinburgh Council Adult Education. The course went well with lots of new skills being acquired.
The Pentlands are relatively dry for the time of year with underfoot conditions being pretty good both on and off paths. It was warm in the sunshine, but cool in the shade or the wind, with the odd flake of snow falling at times.
I’ve been in the Pentland Hills today running a navigation course for The City of Edinburgh Council Community Learning. We were lucky enough to have excellent dry and sunny weather. The group was well motivated to get to grips with navigation skills, which made for a very enjoyable day.
The Pentlands are pretty dry for the time of year with generally good underfoot conditions both on and off paths.
On Saturday and Sunday I was out in the Pentland Hills delivering navigation courses for Edinburgh Council Adult Education. The weather was relatively kind with just the odd shower and some fairly strong winds on the tops on Sunday.
The participants were keen to learn, which made for a very good and enjoyable two days.
I was out yesterday in the Pentlands running a Navigation Course for Ramblers Scotland. The group were enthusiastic and asked lots of questions, which made for a great course.
The winds were Easterly and cool, but there was no rain and the hills were drier away from the paths than I’d expected.
I was out today in the Pentlands with a group from the Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme. We were looking Navigation for Hillwalking. We used the area just South and West of the ski area, which has some excellent featured ground for looking at contour interpretation and managed to take in the tops of Caerketton and Allermuir Hills as well.
No rain during the day, broken cloud above the summits and only light winds. The ground is saturated, but paths and tracks weren’t too muddy.
Today I was out in the Pentlands delivering a navigation course for the City of Edinburgh Council. The hills and paths were pleasantly dry given the quantities of rain these hills have received over the last few months. The day was mostly sunny with one graupel shower on a fresh and cool Westerly wind. Great views to some higher hills including the Ochils, with a dusting of snow on the higher tops; the Ben Vorlich area, Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond all of which were looking white with snow. A very pleasant day with a group who picked up the skills well. No camera today, so no photos I’m afraid.
The next three days I should be in the Ben Nevis area, but will probably only be able to post a conditions report when I’m back on Wednesday night.
The Falkirk staff team and I have been out today in the hills north of Glen Brerachan. Glen Brerachan is located on the A93 near Pitlochry. The road gives high access to a vast moorland area which gives the perfect terrain for practising navigation skills.
There was a good covering of snow today from 250 metres upwards. The ground was not frozen.
Out today in the Pentlands with a group of seven on the second day of a two day navigation course. Today we were looking at distance estimation using timing and pacing and putting this together with the skills from the previous session. Additionally, we looked at some navigation strategies and relocation when you’re “temporarily unsure of your position” i.e. lost.
Fresh snow falling on an Easterly wind on and off through the day above about 250m. No significant old snow. Slippy underfoot with fresh snow sitting on wet grass. Some turf still frozen above about 450m. Some ice on paths lower down early in the day.
Out from the ski-area in the Pentlands today running a navigation course for Edinburgh City Council. It stayed dry with cloud above the tops all day and a light South-Westerly breeze. No frost and above freezing all day. A few very minor snow patches around underneath higher coire rims and in larger gullies.