Johanna Hofmann

“I decided to do my ML training with Pete Hills WMCI in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in April. Unluckily for our course there was still quite a lot of snow cover upon Cairngorm and towards Ben Macdui. However, it did add on the extra challenge (and fun) to try not to touch any snow while navigating. Apart from the snow we were almost to blessed with the weather and enjoyed a week of glorious sunshine. We were a relatively small group of 4 people and it was a very informal and relaxed atmosphere in our group. Our trainer was very engaged and answered any question about the mountains and the scheme with pleasure. During those 6 days I learned a lot about navigation, flora & fauna and geology, but most importantly what it takes to become a good mountain leader. The course showed me my strengths and what I still need to work on, but definitely left me very empowered to work towards becoming a mountain leader.”