Today I was out with Dave who is up for his usual winter 'hit' and nearly always brings good weather with him. Given the current snow conditions and avalanche forecast we decided on the west face of Aonach Mor along with a few other teams. There was a good track in and it soon turned turned out the the whole face is in great condition. I was expecting to dig our way up the route but all of the loose snow has been blasted off the face, leaving a good covering of firm snow, frozen turf and clear rocks meaning there is gear placements everywhere. We made good progress up the route and passed one team higher up before we topped out into the sunshine. I also had a MIC trainee, Dave Buckett along today for some shadowing as he prepares for his assessment in the future.