Lake District Mountaineering

Over the half term week over 40 cadets and staff deployed to Glenridding, Ulswater in the Lake District to carry out mountain trg for beginners. For the first time cadets from 1801 Alnwick Sqn, Northumberland Wing also attended the course, courtsey of their service helper (and ours), Plt Off Jason Reuben.

The week is run from a bunkhouse at Glennriding on the shores of Ulswater, and consists of a course to take absolute beginners and train them to be able to walk, navigate and survive in all weathers in the hills. The culmination of the course is a two day expedition without the Instructors and Staff being present.

In addition Staff continuation training was carried out with several Solo routes being carried out as well as various climbing routes.

The photo shows cadets at Kirkstone Pass being briefed by Plt Off Reuben on their route, with Red Screes in the background

Cdt Rawal stated "I think the trip was great and really enjoyed it. I loved the exped the most and would definitely do it again. Also thanks for the great cooking!"

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