At last. Winter!

It seems to have taken it’s time coming and there’s no guaranteeing that it will hang around for long but a touch of winter weather has lifted the spirits.

John Anderson and I took to the hills for some skills practice. You just can’t beat learning navigation actually on a hill. No matter how many books you read and how many course you go on, putting it into practice is the best way by far. Despite the paths being icy in places and a lovely dusting of cold fresh snow, passage was easy, so beautiful surroundings added to the pleasure.

John became used to using timing and bearings to make sure he was on the right track. Just as important, he learned how to use terrain shape and features to move around on the hill especially away from the paths. In an area that he hadn’t visited previously John became confident and assured when checking his position and planning his next move. Well done!IMG_3096 IMG_3102 IMG_3104