Monday, 30 January 2012

Snow holes and self arrest skills day.

Today I was working up on Meall a Bhuiridh in Glencoe running a 'survival' skills day. We concentrated on skills required to look after yourself whilst out in the winter mountains.
The group had already looked at essential foot work and use of crampons on a previous day with us, so today we got the digging gear out!
The weather was raw today. Dry but very cold. Approx -5 at 800m and with 30 mph wind it felt like -19!
If the conditions stay like it was today the ice we could see from the road will start to build. Hebridean Pursuits Ltd are running intro climbing courses and winter skills courses from Thursday to Sunday this week. We have availability left on some dates so do get in touch if you are interested in our winter programme.