Sunday, 5 February 2012

Feb 4th and 5th. Winter Skills Course for Manchester University Mountaineering Club.

The Hebridean Pursuits Ltd team were out again with Manchester University Mountaineering Club for their annual Winter Skills weekend. We have been working with the club for the last seven years and it is always a great weekend for all concerned.
Saturday was a really tough day for all to work and learn in. Severe gales, high avalanche warnings, drifting snow and poor visibility made life hard going. But we still managed to cover a variety of skills. Survival being the most discussed!
Sunday dawned colder , dry and iwith no wind! A brilliant day for all manner of winter walking skills from crampon use to digging snow profiles and shelter building. From ascent techniques to descending steep ground and step cutting.
What a difference a day can make! The weekend is booked again for next year and we look forward to seeing everyone again and meeting some new students and introducing them to the wonders of the Scottish winter.