I am up in Scotland now for the start of our winter program North of the border and have kicked off with our Winter Skills Week. I have been joined by Claire, Anna, Niall, Peter, Kev, Tom & Simon and we had a pretty wild start to the week with warm temperatures and strong winds. The first two days were spent at Glencoe Ski Centre and then the Coire na Ciste on Ben Nevis introducing the fundamental skills of winter travel in the mountains.

Today it all got colder and we have had fresh snow down to about 650m and it now looks set to stay wintery for a while. We headed up and over Stob Coire nan Lochain and down the Lost Valley to give a great journey with all of the skills required.