It’s good to get back into a routine after Christmas and this week I have been doing some training with the staff from Patterdale Hall and Stuart Carter. On Thursday we headed up onto Helvellyn to check out the current conditions and have a look at moving together along Swirral Edge using a rope to protect the steeper section. On the way we dug a quick snow pit to assess the avalanche conditions and I took a quick video of Matt performing a walking rutschblock test.
On Friday we went up to Red Screes to search out some ice and yesterday I was lucky enough to do some helicopter training with the RAF and get winched out onto the summit of Bleaberry Fell!
We will be keeping the old blog online for now but will publish a few articles from there on here in the coming months, so please keep reading!