Sunday, 24 January 2016

Winter Skills Course for George Heriot's School.

Over the weekend we have been working with George Heriot's School pupils on their annual Winter Walking Skills course. It has been a very warm weekend but alot of snow remains where required to run our courses. Saturday was glorious for journeying and concentrating on using ice axes and crampons Meall a Bhuiridh 1108m. Today was alot damper so we spent time teaching survival skills and snow shelter building. Yet again working with young people is such an inspiration and pleasing to think that some of them are now hooked on getting outside in the mountains. It looks like the weather is to turn colder again on Wednesday so stabilising the snow. Hebridean Pursuits has an AALS licence to work with under 18 year olds in the winter. So if you are interested to encourage your pupils or youth groups to experience winter walking or even guided winter climbing have a look at website for ideas.