Above: Simon Happy to be at the Top!!
I've spent the last 3 days with Simon and Shahida who were on an intro to winter climbing. Unfortunatley, Shahida had slipped a disc prior to the course which was still very sore. She was however keen to see what she could manage.
The first day took us up toward the CIC to do some skills refreshing and look at some ice climbing technique. This worked really well and everyone managed the day.
On Saturday Shahida had more bad look. Her foot had bruised on the walk out and she was struggling to walk. we binned are original plan of walking into lochain and went to the Ice Factor. this worked out great. We covered loads of movement and rope skills and everyone had a good day. Shahida had put in a sterling effort, but sadly had hit her limit.
Today Simon and I headed up a damp and atmospheric Curved Ridge. The route is still in great condition, but there was a bit of funky surface hoar higher up.
Overall the 3 days have been a success and hopefully Shahida will back.