Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Three days up West...

What a fantastic cold spell of weather we are enjoying!  It's a cliche, but when Scotland is like this there is nowhere better. Wally and I managed to coincide with the fantastic conditions this weekend, firstly for a two day MRT course on Avalanche Rescue in Fort William/Aonach Mor, and then a little jolly,  reminding ourselves how the touring skis work on Rannoch Moor.

On the subject of avalanches, the snowpack is a little spicy at the moment despite the settled conditions, with cross loading on a variety of aspects.  Always check the Avalanche Forecast before heading out. It sounds obvious, but be sure to read the text as well as looking at the "pizza of doom"- there is generally essential information tucked in there that will help you stay out of trouble.

Good conditions for Avalanche Rescue training on Aonach Mor.

Skiing the West Highland Way on Rannoch Moor.

This might be heaven.

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