I have been joined for the weekend by John, Bob, Darren, Andy, Graham and Carl for a Scottish winter skills course. We spent our first day today at Aonach Mor where we looked at axe and crampon skills, movement on snow, ice axe arrest and avalanche avoidance. There was quite a bit more fresh snow than had been forecast and a great deal of wind transportation which made for good teaching and learning. It was also colder than forecast which was ideal as we stayed dry! Another great day.