Today I was working on a Day 1 of a week long winter skills course with Mark Handford for Snowdonia Adventures. It started off very grim, with thick wet snow falling but by about 10:30 the skies cleared and we were given great views and sunshine. A cold front has moved in after a warm front and has dropped the freezing level, which will help firm up the wet heavy snow that is around. We headed to Coire Laogh Mor and went through walking on snow, ice axe arrest, and crampon technique. Picture: above - Ice axe arrest coaching with Meall a Buchaille, below - a busy skiing on Cairngorm mountain and very white Northern Corries, Savage Slit V,6 and Fallout Corner VI, 7 in Coire an Lochan must be very cleared as they show up really well from 5km away!