Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Winter skills in Glencoe.

Day two with the West Highland students and today we wanted to build on yesterday's movement skills and some ice axe arrest. With stronger winds and for a change of scene we headed up to the Glencoe Ski Centre slopes which are holding a good amount of snow and we were going to be protected from the strong westerlies. Yesterday's fresh snow was wet today and it was still raining at 850m but there is a reasonable but thin cover that hopefully will freeze tomorrow, if it survives tonight's heavy rain. There was some obvious signs of drifting so snow should be building in the higher gullies and faces.

Glencoe winter skills

Self belay.

Glencoe winter skills

Trying to learn the basics of ice axe arrest and using some peer feedback to help the process.

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