Coire Nan Lochan

A group from Plas Y Brenin tackling the main left hand ridge

Well it was the last day for the first group of Cotswolds Trainees, so we headed up Coire Nan Lochan to do a traverse over the top. I can’t remember the name of this peak, but it is a nice one. The weather was worse than predicted, but it is a weekend, so I guess it was the work experience boys turn to make up the mountain forecast at the Met Office. So we had some rain on the way up followed by misty, damp but quite still conditions, and freezing level of just above 1000m.

Another good day of observation for me, with a little sliding session. Again good to see that my thoughts on teaching sliding reasonably sound. I guess if you put a little effort in, I did spend a rest day writing down some lesson plans, mainly as I find it a good way to try and organise my thoughts. I will have to amend and review them after this week observing PYB, as it is a good to see how others teach it and borrow the ideas that will work for my style of delivery.

Anyway I headed back down the track early with a client with shoes that were a little too small for her. So no summit shots today. Not that you’d see anything from the top today. I did see to young kids, they looked too young to drive, but they had just climbed there first grade one gully, and were buzz. Was awesome to see there enthusiasm for the winter, I tried to steal some of it, or hope some of it rubbed off on me!

The Team entering Coire Nan Lochan
Looking Across at a Moody Annoach Eggach Traverse

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