A quick update from the Winter Intro ‘Ice & Alpine’ course the other week in Chamonix. The group enjoyed near perfect weather and conditions throughout the week. They started with winter skills and avalanche safety training, and also some easy summits to acclimatise, then moved on to glacier travel, ice climbing and winter alpine climbing. This photo is of Zak and Paolo on the summit of Toule on the Friday. So far this season every Winter Intro space has filled, so if you are keen on a place, check the availability at; http://www.icicle-mountaineering.ltd.uk/latestavailability.shtml, and see course photos at; http://picasaweb.google.com/IcicleUK/WinterIntroIceAlpine.