First of all we were put into our 5 teams, so here they are:
Whiskey 1: Rich, Liz, Sacha, Victoria, Angie, Claire, Marisa and Colin
Whiskey 2 (I think they were asked which way they unanimously decided to go?): Sally, Denise, Sarah, Shane, Alice, Dav, Antonio and Holly
Whiskey 3: Kate, Zoe, Lou, Lady Glynn, Gemma, Paul and Simon
Whiskey 4 (bloggers team - I have the power to say we were the best): Katharine, Gabby, Sarita, Greg, Emma, Chris and Marie
Whiskey 5: Clive, James, Helena, Lena, Sarah, Jess and Pauline
So off we went trekking with our maps, tents, trangias, 3 bowls, spades, medical kits, radios, gadgets and gizmos a plenty.
Chilvalry at the stream
Dr Katharine, the height of stability
We were privileged to trek through stunning scenery
Risk assessment training - don't worry we didn't cross that rickety bridge
We put our radio training into practice with an evening sitrep and morning radio check back to Fieldbase:
Dr.Marisa making the evening sitrep radio call-in
We were taught navigation and how to read a map - we were sent off with our compasses and our end point. A few groups got a little lost, but all a learning curve!
Where to go?
Sarah, Holly learning navigation from expert Denise
Kate, Gemma and Zoe planning their next move