Spring Term 2017

Winter Mountain Day

Out on the snowy hills

Last weekend saw true winter conditions in the mountains for the first time this year.  An early start on Sunday morning saw a group of Windmill girls pack all their winter mountain gear and head off into the mountains on a journey to learn new winter mountain skills and techniques.

Ice axe lessons from Mr Park   Ready for the challenge

The weather forecast had promised favourable conditions, but the reality proved to be something else. High winds, snow and cold temperatures made things pretty uncomfortable at times, but all the girls coped with the conditions admirably well. A prolonged period of little snow in the mountains has resulted in fairly straightforward travelling conditions however, crampons and ice axes were required on some steep snow slopes.

Heading across the hll   Enjoying a hot drink

All these factors added together offered an excellent experience in the Scottish winter mountain environment for the young intrepid adventurers. 


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