Saturday, 24 January 2015

George Heriot's School Winter Walking Skills Course.

I can't believe it is a year since George Heriot's were with us on their last winter walking weekend. Today we headed for Aonach Mor to access the snow line quickly and easily. The intention to concentrate on essential skills for winter walking. For all the pupils it was their first experience of winter and winter didn't hold back. It was a squally day and very chanagable. The sun did come out in between the salvos of wind and snow. Although the conditions were challenging at times the pupils seemed to thrive on their exciting journey of skills. We saw a couple of other parties on the Nid Ridge area. I had a sneeky peak over the back of the Nid. Not surprisingly the cornices are building and the snow was being transported rapidly onto east facing aspects. Time for the pupils to put it all into practice tomorrow.