Pleasant day in the Cairngorms

I’ll keep it short this evening!  I joined a number of MICs, Trainee MICs and WMLs for an induction day at Glenmore Lodge.  The day was a mixture of classroom based chats and practical sessions, for which the themes revolved around exploring the courses that Glenmore Lodge run,
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>MIC Training, Day 5: Tramp, Ben Nevis

>The final day of my MIC Training, saw the MIC Trainee team heading up into Coire Na Ciste on Ben Nevis. Frost had stared forming in the glens, and along with a very promising forecast, it was going to be a great way to finish the course and potentially a busy day on Ben Nevis! On arr
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>MIC Training, Day 4: Aonach Dubh and Stob Coire Nan Lochan

>What a wet day!  Heavy rain was falling at all levels today, saturating the snow pack, and blackening the buttresses, and a fair bit of existing snow and ice was quickly making it’s way out to sea.  All was not lost however, far from it.  With the rain due to sta
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>MIC Training, Day 3, West Face of Aonach Mor

> With the recent westerly winds having whisked a lot of the loose snow on to the east faces, day 3 of my MIC Training was spent on the west face of Aonach Mor, location of some great mountaineering ridges, all of which lead to the summit ridge of Aonach Mor. We weren’t the only
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>MIC Training, Day 2: Stob Coire Nan Lochan, Glencoe

>Overnight, there was a lot of fresh snow, down to about 300m.  This had fallen on all slope aspects, meaning that there was probably little wind through the night, and therefore hadn’t created much new wind slab.  However, with the forecast suggesting an increase in w
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