Thursday, 20 February 2014
A very wet day for instructing in the mountains today.
Stance management, single and double rope technique, escaping off routes and how to stay as dry as possible. A massive thaw was on today. I was expecting some fresh snow high up today but instead it just rained. If the temperature drops the snow pack will be in very good condition indeed. If it gets really cold the water courses will become fat with ice, if it does? We are looking forward to working in the Cairngorms this weekend running a Winter Mountain skills course with a school pupils and teachers group and on Monday we are back in Glencoe teaching winter navigation. A busy week follows with climbing and mountaineering courses until Friday. Fingers crossed the weather improves a little. After all working out in the hills winter deserves it!