Wednesday, 24 February 2010

4 Day Winter Skills

Today was the last day of The Ice Factor's 4 day winter skills course led by Guy. This time the places were taken by members of the London Met Police Mountaineering Club, John, Dennis, Kirsty, David, Neil and Alice. They had great alpine weather on the first 3 days and real Scottish weather on the last. The group ranged from first time winter walkers through to old, rusty mountaineers. The first day was about safe movement around the mountains, weather and avalanche conditions, this was done on Buachaille Etive Beag (2 Munros). Day 2 we looked at ice axe arresting, moving safely on steeper ground, more weather and avalanche up at Aonach Mor. We then walked up to the summit (1 Munro). Day 3 was navigation day spent up in the Mamores (1 Munro), Day 4 was their day which they route planned and led throughout, putting together all the skills learnt over the last 3 days, this was done also in the Mamores (1 Corbett). So 4 Munroes, 1 Corbett and lots of skills learnt.

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