/ ML Assessment.
Maintain an air of enthusiasm.
Keep concentrating even when you are not leading a leg.
Enjoy it should be a good week with like minded people.
When you lead look after your group don't just bury head in the map and compass.
Some of the group will probably get on your nerves by the end of the week as you get more tired. Recognise this and have strategies to stop it becoming an issue for yourself. They won't be much time for YOU time.
And celebrate well at the end! Good luck
- Always use _exact_ distances, heights and timings.
- Always try to visualize and memorise as much information from the map as possible.
- Always be prepared to give a comprehensive (and confident) brief to the group/assessor before you start leading a leg, pointing things out on the ground as well as the map.
- Always check timings as a navigation aid and remember that you can run a stopwatch on moderate visibility navigation stages as an alternative/back-up to pacing.
- Always try to identify 3 features (ideally contours/terrain) that pinpoint your current location or will let you know that you have reached your next destination.
Anyway, have fun and good luck.
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