Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Our training session was based in the Magaliesberg Mountains north of Joburg. The Magaliesberg is an ancient mountain range with beautiful, hard quartzite rock. The rock climbing, by the way, is superb! The workshop consisted of 12 participants from various rescue agencies around the country. It was a keen group and we had a terrific week of training.
Rob put the Gibbs Family up in a nice log cabin near the training site. We used the cabin as the classroom facility and also the group mess hall. It was awesome to be able to train and socialize with the South African participants. Whenever we conduct an RfR training abroad there are opportunities to gain insights into risk management preferences, decision making methodology, and of course equipment and technique differences. As Rob said during the workshop, "if you are not learning, you are not growing." Well said. Thanks again for a memorable week!