Over 150 IMLs attended the BAIML AGM and CPD weekend in the wet and windy Lakes. A wide range of CPD was on offer including Bushcraft and Improvised Rescue.  One of the highlights of the weekend for me was  making ‘fire-by-friction’ … ok, so it was a team effort, but there is still something really personally satisfying in starting out with a couple of bits of sticks and string and ending up with real live fire.   The Improvised Rescue was held under in the shelter of the hotel porch and covered many aspects of recovering from various rock-climbing belay mishaps … mostly escaping from systems, and recovering partners/clients.  An excellent session run by Simon Hale, of PyB, a Guide and, since the AGM, now a ‘lifelong member of BAIML.

See photies ( and click to download any from Picasa).