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I just had my previous post deleted before I had a chance to respond to It's very easy to tick an E1 if you pick one that's actually about VS. .. a number of years, will have started to gain momentum in a downward direction. You do, annoyingly meet people who climb E4s and E5s who don't have much. girlymonkey - on 15 Oct Is it a possibility to get some one to provide some support with a van, moving the heaviest . I don't have a chance to meet them first. .. pointing to the new one (signs are from whichever direction you come). In the absence of websites and social media, the annual general meeting was an event in the calendar not to be missed, a chance to put the.
I also got to visit with Mr. Howard and Bob have been up and hunted here with me several times in the years past. We spoke of doing that again here in the future. I am looking forward to it.
Bob is a Walker dog man and has had many good hounds on the end of his lead. Once again time was sneaking up on me and I needed to head north again. As I headed north, I drove through a couple heavy storms. I finally made it to Mr. John Steber's place in Olney, IL. We had a short enjoyable visit talking hounds. We finished up some dog paper work. We negotiated a deal on a bacon cheeseburger and a homemade desert. John is a heck of a good guy that I always enjoy talking with and always makes me laugh.
John, keep in touch. I left John's and made it back home to the family. As has been alluded to, Scouts are a bit different because they do these sorts of activities all the time, but DofE is more in line with what you're suggesting and that doesn't start covering 3 day trips until participants are 15 - much bigger than typical 11 year olds. You should also factor in a good number of water re-fill stops if they're carrying under 2 litres.
If kids aren't used to weight or this type of activity, then they won't cope. Light training with packs in familiar terrain is a good idea before the trip, to build fitness and confidence. After one recent trip, one of the participants that struggled has been training with a rucksack full of bricks wrapped in towels, dropped by her parents in random places and told to walk home in time for dinner.
It's map-reading training too. So always best to be safe than sorry. Err on the side of caution and you'll be fine!
I'll echo what others have said about kids at 11 being very different to each other. I started taking each of mine into the hills "proper" at about 6 the age they each did Scafell Pike for the first time.
By 11 they were all doing long wild-camping weekend trips with me, usually in mountainous terrain.
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I did keep their personal loads down to kg in total, by carrying everything but their sleeping bags, waterproofs, food and water myself, which was a heavy load for me with tent and overnight food. I do remember carrying heavy loads with crap rucksacks at about that age in scouts, but I do also remember several friends at the time straining and injuring themselve I think we know a bit more about the mechanics of growing bodies now than we did 50 years ago, so no need to repeat the mistakes of the past on an "it were good enough for me when I were a kid" basis.
I've seen 12 year old girls with full makeup bags in their rucksacks Yes, they still carried 2kg Scottie Boy - on 01 Nov In reply to girlymonkey: Far be it from me to question why you are asking these questions given you have been "booked" for this trip - suitably qualified mountain leaders, Scout leaders, DoE exped leaders etc.
HOWEVER, we walked via Glenkinglass to Victoria Bridge last May and the bridge over the river south of Clashgour was completely gone - the river was crossable then by wading straight across feet deep but you might want to check first if the bridge has been repaired before your trip and note that it will have to be a substantial bridge as the river is quite wide. Nice walk down the glen though - hope this helps and good luck!
Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking. The bridge over Allt Gabhar NN was still missing in September, but if you head upstream past the house there's supposed to be another bridge up there it's on the Harvey 1: Once you've crossed the burn you might have to hack back downstream off-path to get back onto your route - again, I've not done this so I don't know what the ground's like suspect, thick pines and boggy tussocks.
Back on the main glen trail, the footbridge over the Abhainn Shira NN is fine. She's been measured, she's been weighed and she's been found wanting by politics and is crying form the sidelines. MalcolmMac on 19 Feb Interesting article; but doesn't really attempt to understand why people do go to the mountains, or why there is a "vale of silence" as she puts it.
Probably has lots of cats. In reply to mav: Just as the RNLI volunteers are free to ignore anyone who gets into trouble if they ignore the red flags. Frankly, the RNLI and their red flags act as a bit of a red rag to me, and I'm hardly surprised that DGE thinks that their attempted 'ownership' and regulation of beaches is a step forward.
The comparison you draw is an interesting one, even though what you say about the RNLI is a bit mixed up.
The "volunteers" tend to be lifeboat crew and supporters, beach lifeguards are generally paid employees of the charity. Whether or not they are free to ignore those who ignore the red flags I dont know I can imagine its nothing like as simple as that and relates only to their own personal safety.
I surf fairly often when the red flag is flying and have never had anyone tell me not to enter the water. The lifeguards do sometimes come over and have a word of friendly advice to give me which is fine. A similar system for avalanche risk awareness at the honeypots sounds bonkers at first Red flags are displayed to warn that there is a danger relating to that beach, it could be any form of danger.