Taking on Snowdonia...

Tue 3rd Jul 2012

This week saw several teams take on the challenge of Gold expeditions in Snowdonia with three teams undertaking training and practice and two teams completing their qualifying expedition. Wet conditions underfoot and poor visibility at times meant that the qualifying teams had some long days on the hill but ended each of them smiling and it was great to see such good team work in action. The teams agreed that the second night's wild camp was one of the highlights of the expedition: a river to cool feet off in, a few hours of clear weather and a bit of wind to dry clothes off in and views for miles to cook dinner in front of - a great end to a damp couple of days! Day three was the best weather and fell at a good time as this was the most challenging, including 600m of ascent and navigation across open moorland which could be extremely tricky in poor visibility. Some great photos and memories from the week for Assessor Cat Freeman and all staff involved - we're looking forward to next year already!

Gold teams on tour...

Raincovers on at the start of Day 3...

...followed by a sunny afternoon

Getting off the beaten track

A snack stop with a view

Heading down to camp

Adventurous sheep...

A wild camp with a view...and no-one else around - fantastic!

 

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