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Everest Base Camp departs Cardiff on November 4th, 2019. Raise funds for the charity of your choice or simply come along for a trip of a lifetime. In addition to visiting Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, our acclimatisation trek will also visit Ama Damblam Base Camp. There is an option to climb Island Peak (6,189m) towards the end of this trek. This trip is BS8848:2014 compliant. This trip is led by myself, an International Mountain Leader and I’ve led this trek 5 or 6 times previously. Pre-trek training is included! The final itinerary is now available – please email alanmward@gmail.com for a copy (whichRead More →

July 24th  – 8 candidates completed the course today at Cwm Carn so well done to them. Candidate feedback included: 1. Practical activities to break up the journey for group were good 2. Level of resources being used are very good 3. Really enjoyed the practical 4. Liked the way everyone took a lead 5. Enjoyed the games and think these would work well with our own young people 6. Liked the workshop approach – unpressurised and relaxed 7. Thoroughly enjoyed the day 8. Slick, professional and very effective. The NNAS offers the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for those who teach navigation. It isRead More →

July 23rd – 5 candidates completed the course today at Cwm Carn so well done to them. The NNAS offers 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! All 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 (after approval by NNAS) those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification, but with experience and interest in the outdoors, toRead More →

July 12th: midway through a three week ISO assignment in the Java Sea. The fast crew boat is backing in to pick me up off an anchor handling supply vessel to take me ashore – cncentration needed for these night time ship to ship transfers! I’ve been working with some fantastic crews this week.Read More →