12/06/11 Environment and Navigation
As part of its commitment to maintaining high standards AMI requires its members to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These workshops provide CPD credits.
Wales can guarantee interesting weather and this Sunday did not disappoint. Torrential rain ensured that the day would be a challenging one. The rain never let up as we squelched through bogs for eight hours performing intricate navigation and discoursing on the environment (flora, fauna, history and geology). Navigating in such conditions gives you the confidence that you can find your way anywhere, whatever the weather throws at you and the more you learn about the environment the richer the experience you get from walking through it.
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15/06/11 Teaching multi-pitch climbing
The crags of Tremadog were the venue for this workshop which looked at teaching two clients to climb on multi pitch climbs. Traditional multi-pitch climbing (where protection is placed on the lead, on a route of two or more pitches) is the most serious and potentially dangerous type of climbing and should be taught properly in a safe manner. There is always something new to learn and sharing skills on these workshops is always valuable.