Sunday, 3 February 2013

Winter Mountaineering

Back to work today after two days of great climbing.  Today I took Simon, James and Eric up into Fuar Tholl for a skills day.  This easily accessible coire didn't not give us shelter from the rain, to be honest there wasn't many places that would have.  Despite the dampness we were able to make good use of axes and crampons as well as digging around in the snow to learn a little more about the winter environment.  To finish the day we ascended a short gully and descended a short ridge to get the team into the zone on technical terrain.  Despite the winds and rain the team soaked up some good knowledge which will set them up for the rest of the week.

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