Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A windy skills day




It was a bit windy this morning so KC and I spent some time indoors discussing navigation techniques and practising some knots. Once the wind dropped a little we went to a great big snow drift close to the car to dig in the snow some more - as if we hadn't done enough digging on our snowhole trip! We created some snow belays, did a some basic emergency ropework and abseiling and climbed up through some little but steep cornices using the feet, axe and even the helmet!

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