Layering is best way to stay warm and dry. It is much better to build up several thin layers under your jacket than big thick bulky ones. Base layers are key to wicking mositure away from the skin as well as retaining warmth.
Well it can’t have escaped your attention that Spring is turning out to be the coldest for years. In fact it’s been so cold that the North Atlantic hasn’t warmed up as usual and as a result the migrating Humpback Whales that normally drop in to keep us amused off the western coasts of the UK haven’t bothered to turn up, no plankton blooms, no lunch!
Then we’ve had snow causing delays on the Giro Italian cycle tour where they had to get the snowploughs out again. There has also been snow several times and in several places in the UK in mid-May, another foot of snow the last week of May in several higher resorts in the Alps; so several glaciers in Europe and further afield are still in great condition. Yes there’s evidence of climate change, but, maybe in a good way for us skiers and snowboarders.
If you are passionate about your winter sports and dream about a life in the Mountains you may have consided becoming an instructor. With many companies offering courses we thought that we would have a look at one of the latest offerings from IASI and TM travel and see just what was involved.