Working as an Independent in the Great Outdoors can sometimes seem a lonely affair, so I jumped at the chance to shadow Mike, from the Avalanche Geeks, on a AAA Level 1 course.
Absolutely no shortage of the white stuff for once.
Must confess to getting slightly distracted by the Reindeer who seemed in their element this afternoon - I really am very shallow.
Not too much 'geeky' chat but lots of interesting things to see.
And yes, my new Black Crows skis do actually glow in the dark - pure genius.