Monday 13 December 2010

Staff Training at Glenmore Lodge

Today I was over at Glenmore Lodge on a training day for staff who will be working a winter contract there. We got straight out on the hill to enjoy the weather finding the snow on the walk in mostly well frozen (a bit of breakable crust though). We chatted through the various Courses we may be working on, common venues, emergency procedure, options in different conditions, radio procedure, various aspects of teaching specific skills and a host of other things. All the time a (slightly jealous) eye was kept on climbers on Alladins Mirror Direct (looking steep and a good deal longer than in last year's banked out conditions), Patey's, Damnation, The Runnel, The Seam, Central and Crotched Gullys. Then all that remained was a small mountain of paperwork and trying on the excellent staff clothing provided by Marmot!
Although I am working for Glenmore Lodge for a lot of the winter I do still have some availaiblity left for private courses. If I'm not available I can still recommend some other great Instructors/Guides.

Meanwhile my wife Jane and friend Helen went up the North Ridge of Stob Ban today having a stunning day with good snow underfoot from 800m upwards.

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