After spending most of last night listening to the wind howl outside louder than I have ever heard it from inside my house, it was decided we would stay low. It was still blowing a gale as we made our way up to the Zig Zags but we were soon behind the mass of Gearr Aonach and out of the worst of it. We spent the day looking at mountaineering rope work, up and down and finished with a retrievable abseil. The wind did ease at about lunch time as forecast and it looked like plenty more snow had fallen during the day, it looks like we're in for a wild weekend and I'm off working in the Cairngorms for the weekend. Today I was working for the Highland Mountain company.