Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Lochaber College 30/4/08-01/5/08

I went for an over night expedition with the Outdoor Education students from the college in Fort William. The focus of the 2 days was to look at their navigation, leadership styles, group management and camp craft. We headed east from the Grey Corries where some relatively low lying hill are present (Beinn Chlianaig 724, Cnap Cruinn 742), these hill created great navigation legs for the group, especially as the cloud was dropping and visibility became quite poor. After a full 1st day of walking and navigating we arrived at a suitable camping location (293,757 sheet 41) which the students selected, we set up camp then had a huge feast! After dinner I led the group up one of the nearby hills (Cruach Innse 857m) for a leg stretch and a snowball fight! After a bit of chatting back at the campsite everyone headed to bed. The next day after breakfast and packing up we headed back out via the path along Lairig Leacach. Great 2 days, weather was a wee bit hit and miss on the first day but very warm on the second.

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