We started our Summer Mountain Leader Training Course today on behalf of Mountain Training for six people local to Fort William. We are based at Three Wise Monkeys Climbing but quickly went out to the orienteering site at Torlundy to go through a wide range of navigation training. We started out running around cones to demonstrate a few key ideas before going to find all sorts of points with a variety of tactics. Sunny weather and no rain mad a nice change to the torrential rain of the weekend. The rivers re full and the lochs are high after a wet weekend and there is more mixed weather to come this week.
Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These blog posts and conditions reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.