They were up before dawn on most days and worked hard until after mid-night.
They all carved spoons and made their shelters, but some struggled witht the final assesmant, only to pass later with flying colours. Although we did have a couple of "resourceful" people, who thought something had escaped my eye!
By the wat resourcefulness of Shadowhawk Trackers is always rewarded!
Additional to this I ran a vision quest for someone, and they did really well.
At the end of the Advanced Tracking Course we ran a sweat lodge for those that were interested, which was a great success.
The Module on and two people arrived on Friday, and they blew us away with their skills and desire to learn. They were a brilliant group.
The weekend had a real buzz about it. People learning bushcraft skills from our senior mentors, some doing a sweat lodge and others doing their module one and two tracker course.
Lots of good humour around the fire, interlaced with gallons of tracking talk.
We had people who had made long journeys from Europe, Ireland and The USA to do the course. Some of the newly Advanced Trackers chose to stay out for an extra night , and go "bush", surviving nicely in improvised shelters.
Our location is fantastic, and every year yields more and more. I have aways wondered if there is red deer in the area. We have seen the tracks, and this year I have seen their feeding sign, but most important of all, one of the students saw a red deer, very close to her, whils
Well done to all, and I am especially proud of all my instructors and mentors..well done folks!