Want to know the difference between graupel and wind-slab? Need to improve your winter navigation? Want to learn how to build an emergency snow shelter? Don’t know what those pointy bits strapped to the bottom of your boots are for? Or do you just want to have an adventure in some of the best winter conditions we’ve had in Scottish mountains for many a life-time
Click on the above image for full details of the Outdoor Education adult Winter Skills courses. Based at Badaguish in the Cairngorms this weekend, places are still available. Interested? … then contact the Outdoor Education Service.
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.
An excellent day; cold, but clear, with occasional show showers.
For a movie with sound click on the image above, for a better picture quality slide show click here.