Day 3 of the Winter ML training at Glenmore Lodge and we went into Coire an t Sneachda. We were looking at the use of the rope to overcome the sort of obstacles a party leader might expect to face in winter. We covered the use of bucket seats, body belays and backups in the form of a buried horizontal axe or a bollard, as well as the use of stomper belays- all in ascent and descent. Our day finished with a descent off of the side of the Cas Ridge examining some party management issues.
The odd patch of cloud today and some cold weather in the shade. Looks like a bit of a change ahead in the weather. Good climbing conditions reported on the easy to mid grade routes in Sneachda today and Derek and Dave took their parties to climb on the ice we saw in Coire Garbhalach yesterday.