For a change of scenery from the Alps, here’s a photo of the Lake District in fabulous Autumn colours. We’ve been running a lot of UK based training courses for both training skills such as navigation, and also improving hill fitness. These are a great way for you to test your pre course training, and also to build up essential hill safety skills and mountain awareness. The view in this photo is down over Buttermere and Crummock. You can see details of these courses at http://www.icicle-mountaineering.ltd.uk/UKtraining.shtml. In the next weeks the UK courses come to an end, and then the winter season starts. Early season snowfalls in the Alps are looking good!