Sunday 14 March 2010

Winter Mountain Leader Training

I've been out on Creag Meagaidh for the last 2 days working on a Winter Mountain Leader Training course for Glenmore Lodge. Neil and I had a group each who we accompanied as the navigated a number of legs to their snow hole site near the summit of Creag Meagaidh. Digging was hard with firm snow and a layer of ice part way in but finally we were all safely ensconsed for the night.
Next morning we woke to a day of poor visibility (excellent navigation weather) and a mild wind. My team navigated there way to the window and along the ridge north of the Coire Ardair path before dropping down to cross the large debris cones from the avalanches a couple of weeks ago.
Climbers were enjoying fat ice on South and North Post as well as The Pumpkin.