Easy to say but harder to believe for the candidates on the Winter Mountain Leader Assessment course at Glenmore Lodge that we were forced to cancel this morning. Looking up at the hill it had become obvious that there are insufficient winter conditions to run a full winter assessment so the decision was taken. Although it is for the good of the candidates and the Award it doesn't make it any easier to swallow for those who have worked hard this winter to prepare for it.
They were offered a free training day on the hill today and so I ended up walking into Coire an Lochain with 4 students today. we talked about a progression in walking skills using snow patches on the walk in before using the twin burns area to look at some security on steep ground skills in ascent and descent.
A fine spring day.