Summer Conditions [WML Training Day 2-4]

Looking into the Northern Corries from Glenmore Lodge

With the prospect of ever warmer and wetter conditions, we began our expedition phase of the training at Glenmore Lodge yesterday. No report and no photos from Monday as it was just minging.

The Cairngorms are a sorry looking place currently, with reports coming in fr0m many sources of almost no complete lines, even gullies. I can concur with this. We were navigating and operating in what were really akin to summer ML conditions.

However, it was a good chance to hone navigation skills and techniques and continue to build on the teaching we had already received on group management, avalanche awareness and movement. We also managed to dig three snowholes in Coire Raibeirt between us and the instructors which mostly survived the night!

Hopefully we will be able to find some sort of snow patches tomorrow and Friday for ropework…


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