Stuck in the Mud

I had my first off-road driver training day with David today, at the off-road course at the Bath Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet. A great day during which I learned a lot about the capabilities of my Defender.

Demonstrating the articulation of the suspension
Demonstrating the articulation of the suspension

 

Articulation from the other side
Articulation from the other side
David demonstrating articulation in his 110
David demonstrating articulation in his 110
Hill climb section - doesn't look too steep until you get on it.
Hill climb section – doesn’t look too steep until you get on it.
The hill climb from the top. Had to do a failed hill start from near the top and go back down in reverse!
The hill climb from the top. Had to do a failed hill start from near the top and go back down in reverse!
Part of the off-road course
Part of the off-road course
Tyre obstacles on the course
Tyre obstacles on the course

 

Got stuck here towards the end of the day - not enough clearance between the ground and my rear diff.
Got stuck here towards the end of the day – not enough clearance between the ground and my rear diff.

 

My rear diff stuck fast in the mud - had to be towed out
My rear diff stuck fast in the mud – had to be towed out

 

At the end of a muddy session on the course
At the end of a muddy session on the course

 

Final stop - the car wash to get rid of all the mud
Final stop – the car wash to get rid of all the mud

 

 

 

 

 

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