Week 2 at Plas y Brenin

10Jun11

Cake of the week – chocolate brownie | Interesting Fact – upgraded to Flickr Pro account! | Best PYB – acquiring a wardrobe of Mountain Equipment gear! | Work – 2 night shifts | Best Outdoor – Bryant’s Gully scramble

Bryant's Gully (Grade 2 scramble)

Bryant's Gully (Grade 2 scramble)

Flat water, white water, rolling… my paddling career has been launched. Well, I say career – it’s a start! We had two solid days out this week with the head of the paddling department, Pete Catterall.

Monday – flat water intro on the Brenin pond unleashing some kayaking skills and subsequent open boating on the Llyn Mymbyr complete with introduction of party tricks (gunnelling etc.)

Tuesday – a mountain day out for the CAs on Crib Lem spur taking in the usual suspects of Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr Ole Wen en route – nav practice, group management etc.

Crib Lem Spur approach

Crib Lem Spur approach

Wednesday – another day paddling, this time on the Dee with some white water (grade 2 max!)

Thursday & Friday – Course: ‘Coaching Processes for Climbing’ – learning how to coach using climbing as the vehicle for discussion and example

Saturday – day out scrambling around the ‘SE’-Carneddau around Craig Yr Ysfa

Sunday – rolling practice in the Pool – kayak skills!

Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir

Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir

Ready for the Dee

Ready for the Dee

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