BMG Winter Training Course

On January 25, 2013 by Tim Neill

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABMG Winter Training, Scotland.  23-25th, Jan, 2013.


I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to run the course this winter for the BMG. Even more lucky was that we had good conditions on the west coast. Gavin, Mike and I set off to the Ben on day 1. Hard snow lead us up to Green Gully, some fast climbing, then some fast abseiling down Comb Gully. Even faster back up that, and down for dusk. Next day we went mountaineering on the west face of Aonach Mor via a nice ridge called Golden Oldie. Then over the hill and down to the foot of the NE ridge of Aonach Beag. As it does everyday, darkness ensued near the top, allowing some good navigation along the plateau and down via the ski fields. Finally a stormy, but wintry day sent us to the Far East Buttress of Aonach Dubh in Glencoe. The guys fired up Orient Express and Eastern Slant in some Burly conditions.

Thanks to Gavin and Mikey for being awesome. All the best for your Test in March. Cheers.

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