The decision to abandon Torridon, due to lack of snow and extreme weather conditions, in favour of the Cairn Gorm, resulted in a successful day for the 19 students of Stirling University Mountaineering Club. We based ourselves in Corrie an t’Sneachda where the students learnt a variety of essential skills for safe travel in the winter mountain environment. The students were instructed by a nineonesix-guiding team comprising of Dunc Maclennan, Kirsty Chuchla, Nathan White & Ian Stewart. Ian and Nathan having just returned from a fantastic three day expedition in the Cairngorms with a team of 8 clients from ‘AdventureMalta’.
On Tuesday students of Stirling University’s mountaineering club consolidated the basic skills learnt on the previous day. We then move on to learn some winter belay techniques including bucket seats and buried axe. The students then got the opportunity to construct a snow bollard and abseil from it. The day was based is the spectacular Coire an Lochain where the students experienced some testing winter conditions making the for a very realistic exercise.
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blog by Dunc Maclennan.