This week we are delivering a Summer Mountain Leader Training Course on behalf of Mountain Training with eleven trainees. It's a mixed group of students and other people with an international feel. Yesterday we covered lots of navigation training using the orienteering maps for Torlundy and today we were discussing all sorts of leadership and group management topics and techniques.
We went to Glen Nevis and made our way up the Pony Track and the SW Rib of Meall an 't'Suidhe. The wind was blowing straight up the slope and was going at 50mph as we topped out. Unfortunately a heavy shower caught us at exactly the same time so we got the full force of the weather! Lots of people made it up Ben Nevis today though and it was not as windy on the summit as where we were.
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.