(L-R, back row: Mark Ashby, Sally Jupp, Paul Burgess, Matt Mudford, Dom Short, Tim Berrman, Deepak, Kate Morten, Gavin Shelton; front row: Sally Dalman, Suzanne Leamy, Claire Lehman, Claire Morris, Hana Manthorpe, Rosie Palliser, Miranda Corti, Amanda Ockwell, Jenny Newman)
Today is an extremely exciting day for our staff – it marks the beginning of our trek training, where we can begin to put our hard earned skills into practice. After three days covering important know-how on GPS navigation and communication procedures, as well as essential health and safety practices and hazard analysis, we can finally venture out into our amazing surroundings here at Mysore.
These hard-skills are not only vital for the Project Managers themselves but will also be passed on in turn to the participants during their first few days of training at Fieldbase, so that all are fully equipped for their time on expedition.
Not to mention, that once we return to Fieldbase on Saturday, it will be time for all the Project Managers to find out what project sites they will be working on. It will then be their task to visit their allocated site at either Nagerhole National Park, Hosakeresunda or on the backwaters of Kerala on the Arabian coast in order to learn more about their locations and carry out their Project Planning.