Today with more high winds forecast Beth and I headed into T'Sneachda to look at emergency shelters, crampon work and the all important avalanche awareness. We actually sat in the shelters to have our lunch and they worked really well. On coming out the wind had picked up and there was a lot of snow moving about so we navigated out along with a lot of other people leaving the corie. The van was rocking at the car park as the wind was picking up.
A lot of snow loss from yesterday including all the "flat ice" area having melted away. However we had a great day with some navigation, footwork and ice axe skills, decision making and beating the weather back to the car followed by coffee and cake at The Active Cafe
However, there is plenty of snow for my winter skills course coming up and it is due to get colder during the week.
Back out on Dartmoor today assessing another group from the Hill and Moorland Leader assessment. A good long day today including going into darkness to assess the candidates on micro, macro and poor vis navigation. Snow cover was very patchy.
Today I was out on Dartmoor assessing Hill and Moorland Leader candidates. It was a lovely day out on the moor with light winds and great views. Only 3 candidates with me today as the others were out with Andy and Howard. Although the was a little snow around, it was warm and clear and very much not a wintery experience with clear views and low winds.
Today was the last session of Level 3 Outdoor Education leading Land Based assessments and we were inside (in the warm) at the Bridgwater YMCA Climbing wall where 4 students ran 4 very different sessions from technique coaching to games.