Sunday, 13 March 2011

Duke Of Edinburgh Expedition Group Winter Skills Weekend

Saturday hard going in the new snow.
Sunday a little better but still very windy.

Great views!

Spin drift city!

This weekend I have been working with a really great bunch of young people who are heading off to Morocco to do their Gold Expedition in the Atlas Mountains.
I will be heading out with the young people and the 'ACE Centres' staff in early June. After their Gold Assessment 4 days i will be guiding them onto the highest peaks of Toubkal and its neighbouring 4000m peaks. This weekend was a challenge for all, high winds, blizzards and the constant snow fall gave everyone food for thought! On Saturday We concentrated on winter skills high up on Stob Coire Raineach in some pretty rough conditions. On Sunday we were looking at Navigation on Beinn na Caillich and some fantastic drift ploughing!
Winter is not over! HPL has winter courses running until the snow goes!