The start of the 24-28 February winter mountaineering course saw some really good weather and mostly low avalanche risks. However, the beast from the east with Siberian winds was looming. By the last night when we were out snowholing it hit us. In the morning we had zero visibility and temperatures of -10C or colder. Therefore we just walked straight down the hill. Just before we got to the Ptarmigan Station near Cairngorm I managed to fall down a wee drop. I ended up in soft snow coming up to my armpits, to the amusement of everyone else. 🙂