British Mountain Guides Winter Training
|Mountain Guide Paul Warnock and fellow trainee Jack Geldard on Tower Ridge|
Just finished a great week of being a client. It was brilliant to be on the receiving end of some experienced guides and to be taught more. Part of the process of becoming a British Mountain Guide is a winter training course where we are taught how to look after folk in winter. Even though I work alot in the winter it was great to learn some new tricks, receive some confirmation that I was doing the right thing and also give me some prep for the assessment which I will be doing in the Alps. We had pretty good weather for the week with two days ice climbing on Ben Nevis, a day of mountaineering on the Buachaille and 2 more days of snow craft and mountaineering back on Ben Nevis...where most of the snow was. I enjoyed taking a break from my camera this week so only have a couple of shots.
|Todays trainer Paul Warnock. Smith's Route behind|
|Descending Number 3 Gully|