Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mentoring a MIC Trainee in NC Gully today. Good old fashioned winter gully climbing.

Today Andy Spink was out climbing with Julie who is about to take her Mountaineering Instructors Certificate MIC assessment. After many years of experience and working towards her goal, Julie is putting the final practices in before the challenging and robust assessment. Julie was practiing setting up anchors and teaching how to build these to Glen and Kirsty. Glen is Hebrdiean Pursuits modern apprentice and is gaining amazing experience. Kirsty who instructs for us is consolidating her growing log book towards future qualifications. The weather was kind today although the stream of snow pouring down the gully was a reminder of how dramatic good old fashioned winter gully climbing can be. A great day out in spectacular landscapes. Please take care in the gullies as new and large amounts of fresh snow and graupel is being transported wildly. Other parties were climbing on Ordinary Route, Twisting Gully and North Gully. Winter is here..