Saturday, 6 January 2018

A new year and a new set of skills.

I was joined on the 3rd of January by the French family, who were looking to learn the movement skills needed for them to hopefully tackle Mont Blanc in the summer. We spent day one climbing Stob Coire Raineach trying to cover as much as we could with the conditions we had. This was a bit of a theme for the days as we spent most of the time, knee to thigh deep in snow, which isn't really very helpful. We spent day 2 up on the slopes of Aonach Mor and spent some time introducing the rope and simple ways to protect each other over some steeper ground. This was continued on day 3 on the Zig Zags, with some more technical rope work.

The guys were plagued by injuries and illness whilst they were up here but soldiered on through for as much as they could and had a great few days. Thanks very much to the French family, a great way to start the year.

Winter skills courses

Moving over mixed ground on Stob Coire Raineach

Winter skills courses

The French family at the summit of Stob Coire Raineach

Winter skills courses

Some blue skies

winter mountaineering courses

Harry peering into Left twin on Aonach Mor. 

winter mountaineering courses

Getting to grip with some ropework on the Zig Zags. 

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