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Becoming a Woodlore Aspirant Instructor

We are delighted to announce that Steve Corbyn has joined the ranks of Aspirant Instructor in our field team, after passing the rigorous test set by Woodlore this winter.  We look forward to seeing Steve bring his excellent leadership skills to many courses in the future.  Steve had the following words to say about his experience:

Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Steve Corbyn

Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Steve Corbyn

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Snow, Cake and Cabins

The following post was written by Woodlore Senior Assistant David Southey about a trip he undertook with fellow Woodlore field staff members Steve Corbyn and Rob Bashford in February this year:

“With ice axes and crampons packed, Steve Corbyn and I landed near Inverness to meet Rob Bashford for a long weekend of winter walking, learning new skills and refreshing ourselves before the new course season at Woodlore. After buying our food and settling into our dorm at the Glenmore youth hostel we chatted about the coming activities and caught up over tea.

Day 1:

We were up early the next morning in order to meet Gary, our instructor for the day. We felt it important to ensure our skills were as fresh as possible and, after a brief from Gary and a chat about the day’s aims, we set off for Coire an Lochain with the following tasks in mind to focus on:

  • Use of an ice axe for stability, cutting steps, fall arrest
  • Assessing snow pack avalanche risk using a hasty pit
  • Movement with and without crampons
Digging a hasty pit

Senior Assistant Steve Corbyn digging a hasty pit

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