The talk was great. We got to see every bit of kit they carry in their rucksacks - the crampons, the axe, the neck brace, the first aid kit etc. The girls learnt when most rescues take place, and the number of rescues that they tend to respond to per year. They were shown how you would use the equipment to climb an ice face, or how the walking poles could be used in an avalanche.
They were hyperactive and noisy. They talked all the way through (mainly because they were being handed items to see close up) and I wanted to go nuts.... but I'm learning to restrain my natural urge to shout 'QUIIIIEEEET' in favour of the girlguiding hand in the air. Having said this there was definitely at least one 'BROWNIES - quiet!'.
They were told try to remember the names because there would be a quiz - and the winning team would get points for their sixes.
Before the quiz in an attempt to calm them down we played port/starboard. It worked a bit but whether it was a full moon last night... or there was something in the water... whatever it was, all the girls were LOUD.