Sunday 29 September 2013

Happy days, sunny Polldubh problem solving CPD

Today was a second day of running a CPD session for AMI members on improvised rescue and problem solving in Glen Nevis. Today I was working with Alex and Iain (who I haven't seen since we shared a Glasgow bedsit in 1992!).
It was another day to remind you why Scotland is one of the best places in the world to live. Sunny and warm out of the midge blasting breeze. We climbed up and down 3 multi pitch routes discussing good practise and situations when we would use assisted and unassisted hoists, lowering and abseiling past knots, escaping the system, retreating from a route, use of guide plates including tangle free climbing as a three and how to release them under load. We were also discussing how we could build a progression to make novices skilful in applying these techniques.
There was even time to look at self lining set ups. It was great to see lots of people in the Glen including colleagues rom UHI with their family, Scott, Davie and Willie Gorman (click on the link to see the video of him climbing with John Cunningham on the Cobbler- he's still going strong and instructing at Glasgow Climbing Centre in his retirement from teaching).
 In the sun
 Complete faith...
 in The Alp
 'Over there?'
 Now get out of that!
 Not a bad day...
 Happy CPDers
Even met the family at Lower Falls after work (yes, thats my gillet)

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