Day 3 of our winter skills course and it was warm, wet and windy. We headed in to the small coire behind the Fiacaill Ridge looking at using the axe for a self belay on steep wet snow slopes. We then crossed the bealach and dropped down into Sneachda buffeted by 60mph winds and were glad when we reched the base of the coire where it was calmer.The flat ice beneath Fiacaill Buttress made a good venue to look at the use of crampons and then we headed for home and a brew where we also looked at the Glenmore Lodge Avalanche Spotchecks Quiz and some useful books and DVDs to remind the team of all of the skills they are picking up this week.
Conditions on the climbs looked very wet- black rock running with water..... a freeze now would give some very firm snow conditions.
Today I was working for Glenmore Lodge.