This is a short self-indulgent one folks, there will be another gear review and maybe even an interesting outdoorsy post coming up soon I promise, but in the meantime you'll just have to put up with this from me:
Ok so what exactly am I so chuffed about? Well, basically just lately I’ve been putting in a whole lot of hours in travelling, training, meetings, ropework, engineering work, boredom, more travelling and the occasional bit of piss-taking with NEWSAR and many of the other English and Welsh teams, and I’m pleased to finally say that not only am I now a Full Mountain Rescue Team Member (as of last Wednesday, I am no longer a trainee!), but I have also been pushed into the position of team Comms Officer.
Oh, one other small thing (I lie, this is huge for me), today I re-took my Casualty Care exam (having very shamefully failed it a couple of months ago), and passed it. Guess I can have a crack at actually being useful medically as a Rescuer now. YES!
That is all.