Diploma in Mountain Medecine, Scotland week.

On March 15, 2013 by Tim Neill

My last week in Scotland was working for the DiMM http://medex.org.uk/diploma/about_diploma.php We covered the Scottish winter component of the syllabus and were once again blessed with great conditions and weather. We covered a whole spectrum of skills from first steps in crampons, to climbing as well as a whole host of medical, accident and avalanche training along the way.

Highlights for me were climbing Raeburn’s Route in Stob Coire nan Lochain with 4 of the more experienced course members. The route, often powdery ledge shuffling was an amazing neve romp. I took a funny photo (attached) looking into SC Gully showing a cool stack of rock and some great new route possibilities for next winter.

I finished the week with a trip up to the Ben summit via the Ledge Route. It was totally white on top. We met a chap at the summit who asked to join us for the descent. He had no map, gloves, axe, crampons or ideas…..lucky man.

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