Day 1 Winter skills

Today was the 1st day of winter skills with Irwin.  With most of the winter flowing down the rivers the decision was made to head into Corie na Ciste on Ben Nevis, that largest north facing corrie in the area.  There should be some snow there.

With a wet walk up to the lochans we finally found the snow which covered about 80% of the corrie and none of the buttresses.  Over the day we looked at the correct and safe use of the boot for secure footwork, ice axe arrests, walking in crampons and good route choice.

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