Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Training - 10 & 18 March 2018
(Posted on 18/03/18)
Everyone arrived promptly at Tattenhall Outdoor Centre, where students were allocated instructors who took them through a number of expedition skills workshops.
By the end of the morning, all students had learnt safe use of the stoves, how to pitch and care for tents, what to do in an emergency situation, what food to take, how to pack a rucksack, what clothing and equipment to take, finishing off the day with some map work and planning a route ready for the second training day.
We all woke to a good layer of snow as the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ hit Cheshire. After a delayed start (due to the instructors travelling from North Wales), all teams set off on their planned walk for the day. Plenty of warm clothing was evident, the going was bitterly cold and very muddy. Resilience paid off as each group arrived back at Tattenhall Outdoor Centre with accompanying mud.
Lots of good navigation, map work and team effort, along with the skills from the previous day will give them a good foundation for the expeditions.
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