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Hill-based GPS Workshop for Mountain Leaders

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Royal Victoria Hotel

Llanberis

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This workshop is for experienced mountain leaders who own and use a GPS, preferably a Garmin unit, to help them navigate on the hill using their device to new heights (sorry about that)! You don’t need to be an expert GPS user, but you do need to know the basics, because there will be little time for this before we get going (you will be given plenty of advice about this after you book – and you can cancel if you decide it’s not for you). It’s a 100% outdoor workshop – no classroom presentations – just an intro and a hill day, on-and-off paths, steep, serious conditions, possibly a little scrambling, to focus on navigation to a level you might not have experienced before using GPS. I’ll also emphasize practical issues associated with leading groups using a GPS in unfamiliar and hostile terrain to enhance client experience. It’s a 100% practical workshop – you will use your own GPS in challenging (but safe) scenarios to raise your levels of awareness and confidence when it’s going to be game-changing. There will be plenty of time to learn – you will receive personalized coaching. Hopefully, it will also be a good fun mountain day as well – whatever the conditions – we’ll go high as we can and really get to grips to hone a level of competence to stretch (but not push) your limits. I’ll be bringing along with me some extra GPS “devices” – the latest handhelds, wearables and outdoor smartphones with all the bells and whistles – and you can play with these as well if you choose to do so. There are no course notes – just a fantastic experience.

There is a minimum of 2 course members and a maximum of 4 for these workshops. We will meet at 9.00am in the reception of the Royal Victoria Hotel Llanberis; come immediately prepared for a full-on hill day in the prevailing – possibly winter conditions – remembering that we will not necessarily be on the move at all time. Hopefully we can stride from the hotel on to the hill but be prepared to use your own transport to move to an alternative local venue to make the best of the conditions we find. Don’t forget to bring a packed meal – and a flask of hot drink – oh, and spare batteries for your GPS device.

IMPORTANT: this is not part of the official CPD programme for the BAIML AGM being held over this weekend in Llanberis; it will not appear on CMS and will not automatically qualify for CPD. Although the workshop comfortably meets all the criteria for core BAIML in the current published policy, and other association CPD, it remains the responsibility of participants to claim and record any such CPD for which they may be eligible.

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