Over the week we had to be flexible with our plans as the Scottish weather was predictably changeable, as well as very wintry at times, with storm-force winds and heavy snow. Avalanche awareness was a very important part of the syllabus, along with the basic skills needed to move safely in the winter hills. The mix of personnel ranged from reservists and cadets, through regular ranks to even a full-blown Air Commodore, all of whom threw themselves full-tilt into the experience. We were supported by the staff at the Robson Resilience Centre who offered their expert advice, and also who fed us admirably.
We finished the week with a night out in the hills, after having practised some emergency procedures and snow shelters, and all returned tired but buzzing. A really enjoyable week surrounded by motivated and enthusiastic folk who were keen to learn in spade fulls. Fantatstic.
There is more training going on this week, but I was not available unfortunately, so good luck to everyone involved, and enjoy your experience in Nepal!!!