After a few cups of tea we then go into the mountains for the rest of the day to put the theory into practice. The teaching method used on the mountain is fun, relaxed and a brilliant way to increase confidence. Each instructor will will have a slightly different style of teaching and the methods used. I like asking one person to take the group from a known point on the map to another place, without the rest of the group known where we are going.
On arrival the individual leading the ‘leg’ will explore ways to confirm they are where they wanted to bring the group, while the group have to figure out where they are now by putting some of the theory learned in the morning into practice.
This can seem daunting at first but as the atmosphere is relaxed and fun I usually see nervousness turn into self confidence.