Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Meall a' Bhuachaille. West Highland College L5 Skye students. Winter Walking Skills course day 1.

Day 1 Winter Walking / Mountaineering skills and experience course. 

It snowed and snowed in the Cairngorms over night. Myself and Matt Barratt were working with 4 students from the Skye course on a very wintry Meall a' Bhuachaille 810m above Glemmore Forest. 

Lots of very real learning opportunities today in some pretty challenging conditions. We certainly had proper navigation scenarios and the snow was perfect for illustrating how it changes and becomes wind slabbed. 

Well done the students in the testing weather.

A better day is forecast for tomorrow here in the Cairngorms, so time to get the ropes out, but care will be required to avoid avalanche prone areas.