Ric is out with me for two days of winter skills to take us to 2011. Today we went up to Sgurr an Iubhair in the Mamores and found some nice wee gullies to concentrate on crampon technique. There was some water ice in places but lower down but the snow is still quite moist in the mild conditions but still plenty of it above 600m. Today we found a nice cornice to negotiate before getting onto the West ridge of Sgurr an Iubhair. We also covered ice axe arresting today.