L6 Gold training expedition to South Wales: July 4-7. South Wales western Brecons. 5 groups practiced navigation techniques and backpacked across the Brecon ridge to return to Dan Yr Ogof. Weather was cool and a thunderstorm kept groups lower down and off the ridge on July 5. After issues with kit (some bringing insufficient cold weather gear after a hot spell in the SE), groups coped well with the varying conditions. Groups need to thoroughly prepare for their qualifying venture in August ensuring all their kit is properly organised and they are ready for the challenge. Check training pages on this blog.
4th Years completed their 3 day Silver training expedition 28-30 June. Conditions warmed up through the 3 days as 14 groups trekked across the North Downs and thence across the Surrey Hills. Groups improved their navigation and camp craft and staff were pleased with their positive approach throughout. Well done!