I was out with Kit and Patrick the last couple of days looking at basic winter skills. There was a lot of icy ground that became buried under lots of fresh snow on Saturday. We ended up doing some great crampon work, ice axe basics and emergency shelters and featured a lot about route choice and avalanche awareness too. We finished with a trip to the summit of Cairngorm in some whiteout conditions as well though we didn’t meet too many people on the plateau. After descending we had a good review of what we had covered over a hot drink. Happy travels guys!