Today is the first day of one of our winter mountaineering courses and has been superb here in the Highlands. I have been joined by some regular faces, Simon, Charlie, Andy and Steve and fellow instructor Huw. Today saw us head up Dorsal Arête where the snow on the route was great, nicely refrozen albeit with most of the gear lower down buried. The snow apron took some careful route finding to avoid the windslab but we had some stunning views until we topped out and a snow squall hit us! A great day out. Thanks to Simon for the photos as I forgot my camera.