A group of 7 successfully completed the club based Mountain Skills Assessment last wk end in the Comeraghs. Conditions on Saturday were as difficult as any Mt Skills group should ever have to deal with. Continuous drizzle, and heavier rain at times, together with very windy, gusty conditions demanded high levels of skill and resilience from this group to keep their cool and retain focused. The team had prepped well in the last number of weeks practicing their night navigation, some of which was also in poor weather.
The assessment was expertly led by Darach Ó’Murchú, Sinéad Pollock and Aodhnait O’Carroll. The atmosphere was supportive and instructional and candidates continued to add to their learning over the wk end.
Needless to say there was great relief and jubilation on Sunday evening when success all round was announced!
Looking forward to seeing some new names on the Leaders section of future walk schedules.