Aonach Mor

It was a beautiful day today on Aonach Mor. We spent the day looking at avalanche rescue techniques, navigation and movement skills.

The ski conditions look good at the moment. Large cornices still exist on easterly aspects.

Check out the video on the climbnow facebook page to get a better idea of conditions.

Looking out to Ben Nevis from the summit of Aonach Mor.

Looking out to Ben Nevis from the summit of Aonach Mor.

Geal-charn

With the weather forecast to be very wet and windy on the west today the team and I opted to drive east to the Drummochter Pass. We were rewarded with a dry day and good periods of brightness.

During the day we covered skills such as the construction of snowholes and slope stability tests.

There is still excellent snow cover in the Drummochter Pass for ski touring.

Moving towards the summit of Geal-charn.

Moving towards the summit of Geal-charn.

Aonach Mor

It has been a beautiful day in Lochaber today. The team and I were out on Aonach Mor looking at navigation skills and avalanche rescue techniques. Massive cornices exist on easterly aspects while westerly aspects were well scoured.

The ski conditions at Nevis Range looked excellent today.

Two of the team preparing to do a transceiver search.

Two of the team preparing to do a transceiver search.

 

WInter Lectures and Blo-Kart/X-Sail Training

On Thursday evening I was working with Davy Virdee delivering lectures on Scottish Winter and Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance. It was a good excuse to relive a few winter adventures and to get your mind back in to a more wintery mode. Thanks to everyone who attended, Davy for organising it and Alan for all his help on the evening.

A wintery Tower Ridge - one of the photos from the lecture

A wintery Tower Ridge – one of the photos from the lecture

Yesterday I was up at St Andrews with the Falkirk Community Trust Team doing some staff training on Blo-Karts and X-Sails with Tom from X-sail. These things aren’t my normal medium, but it was a fun and informative day.

X-sail and Blokart in action on the beach

X-sail and Blokart in action on the beach

Craig demonstrating how not to wear your helmet

Craig demonstrating how not to wear your helmet