At the end of March, Isla and I set off once more to what has become our training ground - Dartmoor! We were with Owen (Summer ML and brother-in-law) for extra navigation training and confidence building, and had a very lovely 6 hour walk on the moor.
Owen decided it was worth while me navigating without a compass and without the clock. This meant I had to look at contour features, which is what I will need to rely on heavily in the Scottish Mountains.
Remarkably, we did not get lost and I managed to find us on the map each time. Mission of confidence building definitely accomplished, and we got some great snaps with Owen acting as Cameraman extraordinaire!
With only 7 and a half weeks to go until we set off, Isla and I are upping the physical training with more walking and practising carrying weights (both of us that is!). Planning is also under way and we are slowly making progress.
Keep you posted, and as Isla says "where to next?!"