I spent the weekend on an MREW First Aid course and then have been out today with Jim who is on my trainee instructor mentor scheme and his Dad. It has snowed overnight last night and Saturday night and Jim wanted to concentrate on roped scrambling in preparation for his MIA training. We went into Cwm Idwal and scrambled up North West Face Route and the top of the Idwal Staircase. We looked at the descent from the Idwal Slabs and then headed up into Cwm Cneifion. As you can see from the photo the upper Cwm is looking nice and white but at the moment it is little more than a cosmetic dusting. It is forecast to stay cold for the rest of the week so with some more snow and lower temperatures we could see the start of the mixed climbing season here in Snowdonia soon!