Today was the first day of an intro winter climbing course for Rob, Ian and Chaz. Today was a bit of a shake down day and skills day. A reminder of how to use axes and crampons, how to not slip, how to stop a slip, use the snow as an anchor and some simple rope work. After a good session we then ascended Access Gully (II) on Fuar Tholl which had fantastic views of the highlands. It was an amazing place to be and this happens to be the first winter route I have got to the top of here in the North West! Every day is going to be unknown territory for me! :) Access Gully was good but lacking some snow near the top. Turf is bomber. It was a great first day for the guys, set them up nicely for the rest of the week.