I've been out the last couple of days observing on a Jagged Globe 'Winter Mountaineering' course to pick up some tips on teaching winter skills and general guiding in the Scottish winter environment. We spent the first day up on Aonach Mor refreshing the groups basic winter skills and looking at the snow pack before heading up into Stob Coire nan Lochan today to put these into use with the students safely leading themselves up Broad Gully. Its great to be able to get out with very good and experienced instructors to see how they make the most of every situation throughout the day to get teaching point across and demonstrating them.
teaching in full on Scottish conditions
Condition wise there had been quite a bit of fresh snow high up over the last 24 hours and the buttresses in Stob Coire nan Lochan were looking a bit whiter with lots of snow on ledges but the steeper lines are still a bit bare.
Stob Coire nan Lochan today