Winter Mountaineering Course - Scotland


ROCK CLIMBING - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 to 4 days),
SNOWDONIA (3 to 5 days)

NAVIGATION Courses - CUMBRIA (Lakes) (1 or 2 days)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Winter Skills Day 1 - Nevis Range

An organized group of 7 has arrived from the depths of South West Britiain. An EasyJet flight and hire car saw them arrive last night at a cosy cottage near Roy Bridge. The accents are an interesting contrast to the Scots, and the talk of surfboards has me confused.

This morning we sorted hire boots, crampons, ice axes, helmets, snow shovels, first aid kits etc. before heading up the convenient Nevis Range gondola. This also started our tour of Scottish mountain cafes - nice coffee and cakes!
We walked up to the high point, getting used to our axes and moving on snow whilst avoiding skiers who were coming down as we went up. At the top it was breezy and we stopped above Easy Gully to "enjoy" the delight of my 8-person group-shelter whilst grabbing a quick bite to eat and donning fresh gloves.

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