Sandy Paterson Mountaineering

This is a blog of my personal and work climbing along with all the other things I do in the outdoors. Please feel free to have a look at my main website.

Over winter I will try and blog at the end of each week, however I will aim to tweet each day so feel free to follow me @SandyPMIC

Saturday 2 March 2013

Winter Mountaineering in the sun

Still cold in the sun on the way up Cairngorm

Looking across to Braeriach from Ben Macdui

Happy Team on top of Ben Macdui

Looking into the Northern Corries

Afternoon sun on the Cairngorm Pleatau
Last week I was at Glenmore Lodge working on a Winter Mountaineering course with Gareth, Oliver, Nigel and Rob. The team have aspirations of climbing a 6000m peak in the future so we based the week around preparing for that sort of trip.

We had stunning weather everyday apart from Thursday when it was a bit damp, still 4 out of 5 days in the sun and snow is good going! Over the week we looked at most fo the basic movement skills, avalanche assessment, naviagtion and ropework. We also go a chance to bag Cairngorm, Ben Macdui and Creag an Leth-choin.

Thanks to the team for a week of great banter and company and good luck to them for the future