Monday, 17 August 2015

Junior rangers: knots, ropes and navigation

This month Richard from NTS shared some of his mountain leader skills with the Junior rangers at Corehead Farm. We covered navigation, knots, and a few abseiling methods to be able to descend difficult terrain in an emergency.

Knots! We learnt the over hand, double figure of eight and stopper knot 

The South African Abseil 

The south African abseil lets you lower your self down but requires a longer rope

A different kind of knot: this one requires you to trust your team members who lower you down 

How low can you go! 

We also completed the big butterfly count and recorded a ringlet and green veined white

Thanks Vanessa for taking all the piccies and Richard for leading a really great session :)

Ali Murfitt
Community and Education Officer 

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