December 12, 2006

Ski Club Rep's Course: Day 10

Today was "Navigation with Nigel"... We spent an hour or so in the classroom going over some basic navigation skills and then got out on the snow and skied hard off-piste all day; there's a trend here...

Nigel was showing us which kinds of routes were safe and acceptable and which were potentially dangerous and unacceptable, he was also assessing our off-piste ability. After skiing around for an hour or so he asked us to get out maps out and show him where we were; on 1:25000 navigation maps, not piste maps (which is lucky as we were way off piste). We all managed OK and then it was back to skiing hard and fast for the rest of the day.

By the end of the day I'd was going through a series of phases where I was tired and unable to ski and then somehow pulled it back together and skied for a bit longer before becoming tired and unable to ski again. This repeated continually with the 'able to ski' segments getting smaller and smaller. He pushed us all very hard...

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Posted by Len at December 12, 2006 11:04 PM | Categories: Season 2 - Ski Days , Ski Club of GB Rep
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