Monday, 17 June 2019

Irata assessment days.

Applus UK, have a great training centre at Grangemouth

The new IRATA dropped objects poster

I have spent the last couple of days IRATA assessing with Umbrella in Trichy, India, 

The four men holding the yellow certificates are proud to become level threes and are now very keen to join the IRATA instructors training programme. They all performed to a very good standard today.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Alpine Club Aspirant members meet

For the past few years now The Alpine club have been hosting a weekend meet in the Lake District where some experienced members and AC member IFMGA guides mentor and pass on Alpine Mountaineering tips to our aspirant club members. Last weekend we were in Patterdale in the Lake district doing just that. We were covering a range of Alpine skills such as roping up for glacier travel, taking coils, moving together, crevasse rescue and short roping skills. There were also evening talks and illustrated lectures.

A well deserved rest

Nick Kekus BMG/Mountain Guide giving some top tips

Z pulley assisted hoist

Our group outside the George Starkey hut, Patterdale.