Cairngorms Winter Skills

Great couple of days in the Northern Cairngorms with the product development team from Mountain Equipment.  The guys were up for two days of staff training and team building.  The weather has been quite mixed over the last week with avalanche conditions restricting options a little.  We spent the first day looking at basic crampon and axe work before heading up to the summit of Cairngorm.  A lot of the ME product team are experienced climbers and mountaineers which is reflected in the superb and highly functional kit that they produce, so day 1 was a bit of a refresher for most people.  On day two we ascended the classic Fiacail Ridge in Sneachda before looking at some emergency procedures if you get caught out in the hills in winter.

(Not many photos unfortunately as the battery on my camera died on day 1 and I forgot it on day 2!)