I am across working in the west coast this week for Jagged Globe on a Mountaineering Course. Today Sam and I took our groups the Nevis Range to use the Gondola to access the snow as quickly as possible. We headed around to the Nid area to refresh the basic skills and introduce some ropework. We spent the day looking at boot work, cramponing and ice axe arrests as well as getting into some steeper ground to do some movement coaching. Once up on the main ridge we looked at descending using snow bollards before heading back to the gondola.
The snow level is around 800m at present but there is still plenty to play on. The freezing level was above the summits today and the winds was around 40mph. Looks like it is going to be a little wilder later in the week.
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