After a bad start to the week things seem to be settling down a bit. There has been more fresh snow on moderate to strong winds, so wind slab is forming. With more of the same forecast up to Friday care is needed when out and about. Today Colm, Dave, Miriam and Ronan started a 4 day coarse. All were doing a mountaineering refresher day before dividing into two climbing groups. We based ourselves on the Cas headwall. Here we looked at basic winter skills before moving onto snow anchors and looking at pitching.