Knox S1 get some Winter Skills

Friday was the fourth and final ROPE sessions for the Knox S1s. It was an early start and off to the Ben Lawers mountains for the day. The plan had been to climb Meal nan Tarmachan, unfortunately the road up to the Ben Lawers visitor centre was too icey to drive up; and walking from the bottom was too long for the time available. So ‘Plan B’ was a walk up and around the corries – with plenty of opportunty to practice winter skills en route.

The group learned how to use an ice axe to move around on the slopes, how to cut steps and how to SAFELY arrest a fall.

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An excellent day; cold, but clear, with occasional show showers.

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