Training 6th December 2013 – Glen Nevis

It’s Christmas  – well, almost!  We wish our supporters a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

This weekend we had our Christmas get together, bringing handlers together from Dumfries, Mid-Lothian, Fife, Perthshire, Grampian, Speyside, Inverness, Skye and Argyll. Our thanks to the Ben Nevis Inn at Achintee for great food and drink! We were also pleased that ‘Santa’ was able to join us. He brought a range of humorous presents for our hard working handlers.

Santa

 

Saturday started with a refresher briefing on avalanches and the use of dogs to support mountain rescue teams  in these high pressure situations. Thanks to Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team for allowing us the use of their base. Thereafter, both Saturday and Sunday were spent training in good Lochaber weather – steady rain, low cloud and gusty winds! Glen Nevis has some challenging terrain, which the more experienced handlers enjoyed and those undergoing training learnt to cope with.

 

Glen Nevis Dec 2013_web

 

 

We were joined by a potential new recruit – Clova is a ten week old brown tri-coloured collie.  Her owner, Rod from Tayside Mountain Rescue Team, is an experienced handler, having trained three dogs in his career (so far!). Clova coped well with the experience and we look forward to seeing more of her in future!

Rod and Clova_web

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