Michael, Alpine Training, Fort William, May 2015

Just a note to say thanks for a great weekend. I hope Andy won’t be embarrassed if I say he was a brilliant coach and great company. He managed to impart a huge amount of knowledge without (completely) boggling my mind:

• Glacier travel and moving with the rope

Natural and placed gear

• Simple rope work 

• Abseiling short pitches / retreat

• Alpine hazards and route planning

Of course, there’s only so much my brain could absorb in 24 hours but I’ll try to keep the skills fresh until the summer. Andy - could you remind me of the book you mentioned? Was it Alpine Mountaineering by Bruce Goodlad?

Anyway, thanks again for a brilliant course. Hope to climb with you again soon.

All the best, Michael Berthon

Michael & Andy Alpine Training, Curved Ridge, Glencoe