August 2017

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September 2nd/3rd – REC Emergency Outdoor First Aid + AED (for outdoor enthusiasts) September 6th – REC High Altitude First Aid (for those travelling to high altitude) September 9th – NNAS Tutor Award (for those wishing to be able to teach basic navigational skills)Read More →

November 5th, 2018 – Raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance on this charity trek to Everest Base Camp. INTRODUCTION Mt Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Its popularity has grown since the first expedition to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. For a trek to this part of the Himalaya, within a limited time, we have devised a two week trek to Everest Base Camp. It runs directly to and from Lukla. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we traverse along a highRead More →

HAFA

September 6th at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer (1000 – 1500) in the Brecon Beacons National Park HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST AID A 4 hour course. The High Altitude First Aid course is designed to complement the REC L2 Emergency Outdoor First Aid course for those travelling to higher altitudes. Topic learning and practical demonstration with the Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) are included in this course. First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session and includes: What is High Altitude Sickness Forms of High Altitude Sickness High Altitude: Acute Mountain  Sickness (AMS) Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) CerebralRead More →

I’m pleased to report that I was able to assist Inspired Expeditions over the weekend when a leader became ill on Friday evening. I was asked to assist at 1400hrs on Saturday and on KL1064 at 1735 from Cardiff via Schipol to Bergen. Despite the rush in mobilising it was an enjoyable experience with a pleasant D of E group in the mountains south of Skard which is about a three hour drive from Bergen. Key equipment used included the MSR Pocket Rocket, Rohan Elite Waterproofs and a Mountain Hardwear EV3 single skin tent.Read More →

September 9th @ Cwm Carn Forest – This course is intended to be a “toolkit of ideas” to enhance navigation instruction. The NNAS has launched the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for those who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it! Who are the courses for? Successful completion of the NNAS Tutor Award will also enable those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification but with experience and interest in the outdoors to help teach on a Bronze award under the guidance of a registered NNAS Bronze provider. The courseRead More →

February 18th – 24th, 2018 This opportunity exists for a small group to stay at the unique Kasbah du Toubkal and then climb to the summit of North Africa’s highest mountain. Bookings are now being accepted for this trip which will be limited to 12 participants and by jointly led by an International Mountain Leader and a Berber Mountain Guide. Kasbah du Toubkal is the number one property of choice for comfortable hotel accommodation in the village of Imlil and the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The Kasbah (1,820 metres) is Just 60 kilometres from Marrakech and set on a hilltop 100 metres above Imlil fromRead More →

BS8848

December 7th/8th at Beechenhurst Visitor Centre in the Forest of Dean – THE COURSE IS CONFIRMED TO RUN Off-site Safety Management This course is a must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas. Spread over two days, it offers an in depth look at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges and our course includes BS8848:2014 workshops. 1.1 Introduction The Off-Site Safety Management course (OSSM) was designed in response to concerns about safety in off-site activities. It addresses the content of legislation in this area and provides an opportunity for attendees to explore the applicationRead More →

September 2nd/3rd at PARKWOOD OUTDOORS DOLYGAER in the Brecon Beacons National Park. A two day course (16 hours). The emergency first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course is delivered by Alan Ward (IML) – British Heart Foundations “Heart Hero Wales” in 2014 for CPR training to community groups. The course includes: The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway Assessing a casualty Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible Deciding how to deal withRead More →