Sunday, 30 January 2011

Jan 29th, Winter Walking Skills Course, Day 1.

Callum on the summit.

Everyone gets one each! Beautiful.

Steep snow, great fun weaving through the crags at 900m.

Scotland Outdoors at it's best. Looking up Glencoe.

This weekend HPL have been working with Pupils from George-Heriots School. Winter walking skills was the order of the day. So eleven of us headed out to find snow and summits. On Saturday we headed to Meall a Bhuiridh. We found plenty of hard packed neve and fine water ice to use for skills development. After a morning of all manner of walking techniques and essential foot foot work skills we headed up to the South East ridge and hence to the fine summit, past the hum of ski tows. The summit, luckily is away from the skiers and a sense of space was experienced, the views as the mist lifted were fantastic! The pupils were blown away with the views across the Black Mount. We descend in the warm evening glow, For most of the party this was their first Munro and doubt it will be their last! A great day out.