Spent today on the first day of an SPA Assessment at Kingussie Crag. Despite it being busy (2 groups of 10, my 3 candidates, Bill and his 2 students from Glenmore Lodge) sensible working and discussion meant the day went well and no-one really noticed the other teams.
Today George McEwan the Executive Officer of Mountain Training Scotland was out to observe, or 'moderate' my Assessment to ensure that i'm delivering the syllabus and assessing candidates in an appropriate manner. Haven't had the written report yet but all the verbal feedback was good. It was a thouroughly non threatening experience too- much the way I try to pitch my Assessments- and George got to go climbing.
Finally if you are heading to Glencoe be aware that the bridge directly into the Lost Valley is to be shut for a while. News here on the MCofS website.
If any of you are single and looking for a job in outdoor education have a look at this advert. Not a huge salary but single food and accommodation included.