Sunday, 12 August 2012
ML refresher Day 2
Today I took the Group into Ogwen and the aim of the day was to refresh the rope work side of things. We started off with anchor selection and then introduced the rope and how to attach it to the anchors and create a safe system for ascending or descending walkers. We looked at confidence roping as well as moving a group over steep ground looking at spotting and group management. We covered descents with and with out the rope and chatted about river crossings, their hazards and effective ways of approaching them. Unfortunately it rained on Murdoch and I as we were gearing up at the bottom of SS Special so we bailed and I went for a little explore around the slate quarries.