Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Fresh Snow on Ben Nevis today.
Winter is coming even if it is taking it's time! Today we were looking at winter safety issues with students from West Highland College, ATM degree course. After a discussion about clothing, equipment, forecasting, avalanche avoidance and SAIS reports we headed up to the north face of Ben Nevis to consider route choice, avalanche / terrain traps. The north face was looking dramatic with it's contrasting light and shade against the crisp clear blue sky. It was great to be back in winter gear and at long last we are nearing the start of our upcoming busy winter season. If you keen to winter walk, mountaineer or climb this winter