Today was day 1 of our winter skills and Ben Nevis course. Today was all about introducing the basic winter skills needed to move around safely and efficiently in winter.
We went into Glen Coe and summited Stob Dubh in full on winter conditions. Along the way we looked at ice axe arrest, walking in crampons on varying terrain, identifing different types of snow and generally picking safe routes.
Tomorrow we will tackle Ben Nevis.
If you want to do similar then have a look at our Ben Nevis and Skills combo page here .
The guys all wintered up
A well fitted crampon
Ice axe arrest