Monday, 20 January 2014

A trip around the Ben.

Day 1 of Scott's mountaineering course and we spent the day having a nosey around the Ben. Scott has never been out in winter before so today was an opportunity to cover the basics. We had a look at kicking steps, cutting steps, ice axe belay and self arrest and spent a good few ours in our crampons. We went on a bit of a journey round the north face looking at the snow pack and putting his newly learnt skills into practise.

It was quiet up there today,  we saw a team on Ledge route and spoke to Steve and Dave, who had abseiled off from a route on the Douglas boulder saying things were loose and a bit damp. No photos I'm afraid, I forgot my camera.

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