EXPEDITION SKILLS

October 13th – 15th: Aran Fawddwy (905m) + Aran Benllyn (885m) in the Snowdonia National Park The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It’s an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions.The Read more…

WELLINGTON R1465

Date of Crash: July 6th, 1942 Event and Historical Information:This Wellington was built by Vickers at Chester and assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Wellesbourne Mountford. It was being flown by a Canadian crew on 6 July 1942 when the aircraft met heavy cloud. It is believed that Read more…

LANCASTER W4929

Date of Crash: September 5th 1943 Event and Historical Information:On 5 September 1943, this Lancaster was undertaking a cross-country night flying exercise from Winthorpe when it crashed north of Fan Foel at around 620m. The crew comprised Sgt N T Duxbury, pilot; Pilot Officer V R Folkerson, navigator; Sgt R Read more…

WELLINGTON MF509

Date of Crash: November 20th 1944 Event and Historical Information:On 20 November 1944, a Vickers Wellington MF509 assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit at Wellesbourne Mountford crashed on Carreg Goch at around 520m. The aircraft was on cross-country night flying training exercise when it developed trouble with its starboard engine. Read more…

VAMPIRE VZ106

Date of Crash: October 9th 1953 Event and Historical Information:On 9 October 1953, this Vampire VZ106 was assigned to 233 OCU was undertaking a training flight from RAF Pembrey. It crashed on the west slope of Fan Hir at around 620m. The crewman was killed.

WELLINGTON BJ607

Date of Crash: September 25th, 1942 Event and Historical Information:On 25 September 1942, this Wellington was assigned to 12 Operation Training Unit (OTU) at Chipping Warden and was undertaking a cross-country night flying exercise when it crashed south of Fan Hir at around 510m. The cause given was that the Read more…

THE WEEKS AHEAD

September 14th/15th: NNAS Gold Training & Assessment on the Black Mountain /// September 17th: NNAS Tutor Award /// September 18th: NNAS Tutor Award /// September 29th – October 1st: HML Training /// October 6th – 7th: HML Assessment ///

RETURN TO WORK

September 1st sees a resumption of Mountain Training Courses by Alan Ward (IML) of Bigfoot Services limited. Course formats will be incorporating all COVID-19 guidelines from Mountain Training and National navigation Award Scheme. September courses are: Mountain Skills – NNAS Gold – NNAS Tutor Award – NNAS Tutor Award – Read more…

MATHO KANGRI(5960m) & NUN(7135m)

September 1st – 27th 2021: Climb two of the best peaks in Ladakh in 2021 · A chance to climb one of the less technically demanding 7000m+ peaks in the Indian Himalayas – Nun 7135m · Acclimatisation climb on Martho  Kangri (5960m) Please contact me via www.bigfootservices.co.uk for the full itinerary.