Winter Mountain Skills Course
Lovely weather for Laura and friends this week on their tailored 2 day winter mountain skills course. Snowdon was on the list so we aimed for the higher levels where we found mixed conditions for progression of winter skills including some decent sized patches of hard snow to introduce the use of crampons and ice axe. Navigation was also on the list so we had fantastic views from Moel Wnion on the second day and the area was perfect for learning new navigation skills and refreshing existing ones. Loads of other topics covered over two days including clothing and equipment, planning, weather, avalanche awareness as well as winter route choices, hazard management and emergency procedures. Great group, great weather and a great couple of days on the mountains!