Having just got back from Norway I thought I would write a few words to express how great it was to be out there training a very good bunch of Instructors from Adventure Norway as part of a project called Innovation Norway. The Centre is near Bjelland 50 minutes from Kristiansund. Training instructor staff from a centre is quite common place for me but this was a little different. Everyone was particularly keen and showed good competence even though they were very tired from an extra busy time running white water rafting several times a day. Even our training days were divided up due to such high demand from groups booking at short notice. Despite this we made it work between us an they clearly appreciated what I was able to impart to them. Shelter construction, campfire gadgets as well as various fire lighting methods. I also spent time with some of them looking at what plants and trees they had over which predominantly were very similar to what we have with a few exceptions.
Not just the Instructors
A couple of the instructors children were tagging along and they stood out to me with there enthusiasm and competence. Not only were they just getting involved in most of what we were doing they showed a high level of ability in such skills as sharpening their knife and creating feathersticks. Not bad for a 6 and 10 year old. As you can see they did not want to stop making the string/rope.
Summer fruits were at their peak and bilberry and raspberry were in plentiful supply so one evening this was our dessert with some cream. Gosh the hardships I have to contend with!