Well it had to happen, Atlantic fronts finally brought in moist, warm air and rain today with some morning strong winds thrown in for good measure. Marije & John were with me today on their first day of a winter skills course. Despite the warm, wet conditions we soon got into plenty of snowy, winter terrain up in the Aonach Beag area from Steall meadows. We covered basic moveing around on snow useing boot & ice axe techniques, axe arresting and avalanche assessment. The snowpack is now well saturated with all the rain. It was sleating at around 800m, the rain and winds eased off by mid morning but the rain came on again in the afternoon. A very mild day with Southerly winds and Steal falls is now back to normal-water, lots of it.