Autumn colours are coming out in the landscape around the Outdoor Capital of the UK but summer walking conditions are still with us and it's a great time for a Summer Mountain Leader Training Course. Today was the first day so we set up the course with discussions on the role of a leader and scope of the qualification, what equipment to carry, an introduction to navigation and back in for a chat on the weather. We were next to Glen Finnan looking down onto the viaduct and down the length of Loch Shiel. Ben Nevis was clear of cloud for much of the day and we even got some sunshine.
Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These blog posts and conditions reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.