Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Double training

Today was a perfect for the outdoor and indoor combination. With a nice morning forecast, John, Johnny and I headed up into Glencoe to have a play around on some of the steep snow slopes within Coire nan Tulach. The aim of the day was to workshop our short roping skills and share ideas about ways of looking after people on steep snow. We played around with various techniques looking at the pro's and con's, discussed when each technique is best applied under different conditions. We looked at ascending and descending, snow anchors and stance management. By about 1pm the rain started coming in and the wind was picking up so we headed back down to the car and popped into the Ice Factor for a few hours of tooling. It was nice and sociable as Adam and Paddy were down with their clients too.

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