April 2018

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June 2nd/3rd – places available on this course run by Alan Ward (International Mountain Leader) with relevant training for anyone heading overseas and to higher altitudes. This is one of the few courses in the UK where a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) is available. A two day course (16 hours). The Travel & Expedition First Aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes: Development of skills gained at emergency level (Theory on Day 1 + Practical Scenarios on Day 2) In-depth review of emergencyRead More →

November 6th – the trip will depart from Cardiff: 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. 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 high path from where we have our first good view of Everest. We head towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge. We descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. We approachRead More →

Saturday 14th April @ Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer: places available. 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? NNAS current award providers and their staff will have to attend this CPD-accredited course in order to continue to offer bronze-level NNAS courses. 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 awardRead More →

April 7th/8th – 4 candidates completed the course to a very high standard – well done! Feedback included: The practical sessions were brilliant! Alan is highly knowledgable and approachable. Realist equipment. Alan was fantastic plus all the equipment was brilliant! Really enjoyable. The next course is 12th/13th at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer.Read More →