Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Intro to winter climbing
For the last 4 days i have been working for Alpha mountaineering on an intro to winter climbing. The team was Robert, Angharad and Will from london, They were luck with weather over on the east coast, we had two days of sun and knee deep snow! and two days of thawing knee deep snow Nice. We covered things like avalanche awareness, snow anchors, were to get the best hot chocolate, route finding/nav/safe travel, pitched climbing on snow and mixed ground. The condition on the hill at the moment are wet wet wet oh did i mention wet, buttresses are black and the snow is wet and soft, the turf is not really frozen so its back to normal Scottish conditions!!! but there is a glimmer of hope at the end of the week were its due to get cold again fingers crossed.