Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Winter Walking Skills Course In Cairngorms.

Danny Goodwin demonstrating the art of step cutting.

Wintry crags.

Today I was out with the second team from Devon College, running the first of a two day winter walking skills course. The weather remains really settled, cold and spring like. We headed into Corie an Lochan where we found some lovely icy bulges to practice the use of crampons and interesting wind blown snow over good firm neve for all manor of skills. Folk were out on the crags climbing all grades of routes, conditions were wintry with the buttresses looking whiter!